Following Jesus is not for the faint of heart:
1. Joy which accompanies the reception of the message of salvation is often short-lived.
2. Trials and Persecution are inevitable, and they will test a person’s commitment to Christ and His word.
Thankfully we have a Savior–Jesus–who does not let us go. He carries us when we have no strength of our own, and His Spirit gives us the strength to trust Him daily.