He gave up trying to protect himself but rather allowed God to do with him as He willed. That’s not easy. But Peter wrote that it was worth it.
We desire to become greater in our holiness and devotion. Yet what we don’t often think about is how that comes about. To be like Jesus we must go through what Jesus went through.
May we embrace our cross as closely as Jesus did His own.
We have to go on the attack against our own feelings. We have to watch for the signs of anxiety. We have to come to the realization that we are becoming anxious, because once those symptoms begin, Satan is ready to pounce.
That uncertainty of circumstances has to be combatted with the certainty of God’s sovereignty.
We people are like steam locomotives. Without a flame it is almost impossible to move us. Many of us have lost our flame. We have burnt out. We’ve worked hard, the fire dying bit by bit.