As you travel the long, difficult road to recovery that God is calling you to walk, you must bear a cross. That cross represents the burdens you bear as a follower of Christ. But the way of the cross always leads to resurrection and a new life.
As God leads you to do His will, you may wish there was some other way. You may feel fear, a lack of confidence, deep anguish, and a host of other emotions that threaten to stop you in your tracks. Regardless of your feelings, you mustn’t let them cause you to turn away from the path God sets before you.
Jesus understands your fears and your struggle to persevere. He had similar emotions. The night he was arrested, He cried out, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death“(Matthew 26:38). He wondered if there was some other way and prayed three times for the suffering to be taken away, if possible. But He always ended His prayer, “Yet I want Your will, not mine” (Matthew 26:39). Jesus found the grace to accept God’s plan. [Read more…]