Burnout: a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.
We wish we didn’t have to go down this road, but we also know the reality is that many of you are currently dealing with burnout, you’ve found healing after burnout, or you feel like you might be right on the edge.
Kingdom work is hard. It takes a toll on our bodies, our souls, our families.
But Jesus is our hope.
And so we live with this tension. We want to talk about the hard things and the reasons why you might have to leave the place you are serving. But we come back to the foundation of who we are in Him and how His love compels us.
We want to sit with you, right where you are this week. We want to speak truth—both the truth about how hard it can be when burnout comes to find you, and the truth that we have a Father who restores and heals and come to us in our brokenness.
In the blog posts this week, you will find honest, real stories from women who understand. You are welcome to share your own stories, whether that’s in the comments, or on Instagram or other places on social media with the hashtag #VelvetAshesBurnout. But we also know you might need to sit quietly and let hope be sparked again in your heart. That’s okay too.