The road of following Jesus is denying ourselves. We are called to follow in His steps.
The path of discipleship is marked with suffering; and yet we can face that suffering with confidence because it is not a divine oversight but a divine calling! We are called to follow, lay down our pride and take up the cross. In that calling we are called to suffer and serve and to trust Jesus every step of the way! To realize God is only giving enough grace for today.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Isaiah 40:29
For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against a wall. Isaiah 25:4
The path with the cross is dusty and rocky. People cheer and people discourage. We remind ourselves that Jesus never promised an easy life, but that He would be with us every step of the way. He will guide us around the road blocks of discouragement. He will dry us off from after a storm and cover us with His feathers.
I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. Psalms 71:16
May we each choose trust during suffering. God’s grace is sufficient. Victory is sure for the followers of Jesus!
Here is a song that blessed me and I hope it can be an encouragement to you as well!
Words by: Damarus