I just finished reading the Book of Ezra, and I completely identify with his struggles. His desire was to follow God and rebuild Jerusalem. But, the leadership of his people weren’t so interested.
He had to kick butts, pull hair and publicly shame those who would not follow God’s commandments. And, at the end of the day, he was utterly depressed by the need to struggle.
So, if you are feeling tired of the struggle, read Ezra.
I’m so amazed that we never seem to learn.