This ones is tough for many people but I have to say something really serious, and true. A pastor is not God, they’re not closer to God or some middle man who deals with God on a higher level. They are human. Why does this need to be said?
I have seen a lot of people searching for leadership in this situation and naturally, a church member would seek out their pastor and there are some pastors who rise to that occasion. I assume for some its almost like a month of Sundays, being contacted continually for guidance, prayer, encouraging and insightful words. Some pastors on the other hand are just as confused and worried as any of us. It’s not that their bad pastors but we all have our lives, our families and our responsibilities and in a situation where we are all going through daily challenge that threaten all we hold dear some pastors or church leaders become distant and disconnected.
God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
This is just human nature and I hope, sincerely that you wont be too hard on your pastors or church leaders if they aren’t in constant contact with you. Only God has the capacity to be all we need, all the time. There is a reason that all scripture and all teacher (the true and good ones anyway) point to God. Even Jesus pointed to God.
In both Mark 10:18 and Luke 18:19 we read the account of a person calling Jesus good, Jesus reply is that ONLY God is good. This is Jesus speaking, surely we would all consider him to be better than a good Christian however even he would not accept a word that is only truly applicable to God himself. A pastor or church leader can help you learn and grow without question. They can be very smart, spiritual people they can be our friends, our confidants and they are instruments of God but they aren’t God and we have to know that God is the one whom they represent all the things about them that we find comforting, all the reasons we think of them when trouble hits and were looking for help, guidance and answers, all those things come from God and we can and should go to God first.
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