COMPASSED WITH INFIRMITY
COMPASSED WITH INFIRMITY- Hebrews 5:2 says concerning the earthly priest (and preacher) "Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity." Our own struggles, give us the compassion we need for others! We don't like the struggles... we only want the victory! But, our infirmities is what opens our hearts for all that are "out of the way", because we too struggle to live righteous lives, and we too fail in the struggle. Our Salvation is not based on our winning our struggles, our struggle is to show Christ our effort, not our accomplishments. So, yes, preachers struggle and that is why the Bible says: "Looking unto Jesus..." Our only perfect example!
Hope this helps! Pastor Mike Mutchler