I have an ongoing struggle with a loved one which brings out things that are not Christ-like. I can fervently pray, listen to His Spirit speak, know just what I should be doing, and still the frustrations have their control. The advice I am given is not enough. The flaws that I am displaying within this predicament are often seen by others, and those others quickly tell me what I should be doing. Some of those I call brothers and sisters are not very gentle. It makes me uncomfortable, and even more hurt than I already am. I really cannot tolerate the religious perfectionists.
When I am down, I realize that God understands. Even Paul knew this (Romans 7). May we lean upon Him as He holds us up through our battles within ourselves.