People love people.
Whether you’re a minister or not, you probably spend countless hours caring others, and even more time identifying ways to care for others. Throw a crisis in the mix and compassionate hearts begin racing while servant’s hands tirelessly move from need to need.
Be careful. Burnout is a real thing.
It may feel as though you are simply tired, but there is more happening than you realize.
Tim Keller, popular pastor and author, recently lead a devotional for pastors. While directed at pastors, his encouragement is profitable for all who care are navigating this time, especially those who are seeking to care for others.
I hope you will spend 25 minutes as he identifies and discusses four things essential to surviving ministry during this crisis.
- Extraordinary prayer
- Resilience without stoicism
- Radical refocusing
- Gospel resolve
Need ancouragement, prayer, or have something to add? I would love to hear from you in the comments.
Two additional notes:
- Don’t skip over the introductory comments. I think you will resonate with them and find encouragement there as well.
- Thanks to a friend who sent me this link so that I might be encouraged. You know who you are.