How to Fight Feelings of Forlornness in the Ministry, by Ed Underwood

I’ve been a pastor for over 40 years and a few times each year it hits me. “What if I’ve wasted my life?” What I’m describing is that lingering doubt that won’t go away, maybe even an initial melancholy. I’ve fought deep and paralyzing depression two or three times in my life, so there’s genuine fear in my heart that I may be sinking into the abyss of shaming despondency. Basically, the emotion is that my life is meaningless and all that I’ve been doing for Jesus and am now doing for Jesus has zero impact and there’s no reason to keep trying, to contribute anything — to say or write one word.

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Who Is King of the Church?

How many super star pastors and church planters need to fall before we return to the simplicity of the local church. A culture built upon the solid rock of Jesus Christ and His grace where everyday followers of the Master love one another well as they pursue their destiny in Him.

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