One of the most difficult aspects of losing a called church worker position is a feeling of disconnect with former colleagues as well as your church, district, and perhaps even the Synod. During this desert, Land Between time of transition, that feeling tends to turn inward.
When Pastor Bob Merritt (When Life’s Not Working) experiences discouragement, he looks up at a plaque on his office wall that reads:
“I am not, but He is, and He is with me.
I can’t, but He can, and He is with me.
I don’t want to , but He wants to, and He is with me.
I didn’t, but He did, because He was with me.”