I often tremble from anxiety and rely on sleep medicine to rest.
I meet with a professional counselor on a regular basis because I am routinely overwhelmed with the demands of life, family & ministry.
More than I’d like to admit, I seek isolation rather than community. Being around people drains me.
I have an addictive & escapist personality; I fear that one day I will succumb to addiction.
I fear the judgments of man more than God. The desire to please people reigns over my actions & words.
I question my calling as a pastor on a regular basis.
Yet God has & will continue to use me. I pray this encourages you in your own brokenness. All of us are weak; only some of us are strong enough to admit it.
Grace requires weakness.
Forgiveness requires confession.
Salvation requires death.
The cross is a paradox.
Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.
For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10