History can be a wonderful counselor to us, reminding us others have gone before us and endured faithfully through the struggles. This is especially true for pastors. One of the greatest and most inspirational examples of this is the pastor/theologian and reformer, Martin Luther, captured best in this classic biography, Here I Stand. Luther reminds us that the gospel of Jesus Christ is worth the fight, the struggle, and the suffering. If you have not read anything on Luther, this is a great place to start. If you have read on Luther, but not this particular biography, I would strongly recommend this become your next option.
Pastors, read, be encouraged, and press on. The proclamation and preservation of the Word of God in our generation is worth it!