Personal loss can be one of the toughest things to deal with in life. Whether you are losing a loved one or family member or anything else of value to you, loss is difficult. As a pastor, you are not immune to tragedy or loss. In fact, scripture promises hard times. Understanding that you may experience loss as a pastor, how can you remain effective as a leader? We understand that times of serious loss can hinder your faith. This video exists to answer the question: how does a pastor rediscover God?
The first thing to realize is that the enemy wants to use your loss to take you out. John 10:10 says, “the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Satan wants nothing more than to eradicate your ministry. Understanding that your loss is a perfect place for the enemy to sneak in is vital. Once you understand this, you can keep your guard up.
On the other hand, God is always there to comfort you in times of need. He sees your hurt and pain. When you experience personal loss, he wants to meet you where you are. Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “it is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” With this in mind, it is important that you make the effort to run to him. We want to help you find the strength to do so.
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We go beyond the practical and focus on the spiritual aspects of personal loss in pastoral ministry. Here, we teach you three things to watch out for when experiencing loss. Additionally, we provide five tips on exploring your Heavenly Father in times of loss.
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