I apologize for seeming to put a negative spin on the ministry in my previous post. I was uncomfortable with some of the remarks I was getting, so I have deleted it. (Just can’t handle the stress right now.) I was merely trying to share my heart, and therefore my struggles, with others in order to be a blessing. Be it known that I’m not quitting, I’m not thinking that I bear my burdens alone, nor do I think I’m having a harder time than anyone else. I was trying to encourage others and myself to keep going. It must have sounded whiny and for that I am truly sorry. I hate whining!
Truth is, the life of any Christian (pastor or layman) trying to live according to God’s Word is hard. Satan attacks those who are openly against him. Last time I checked, attacks are not fun. The Refiner’s fire, while exceedingly productive, is also exceedingly painful. I’m not afraid to admit that yes, I feel pain.
Thanks to all of you for praying and for caring. To those who misunderstood my last post, I apologize. Please don’t give up on me yet.