Believing in Jesus is hard work. Even those most enthused by God may stumble in following Jesus. The mind and heart of every disciple is stretched in the encounter of and in following Christ.

What shall we do when we experience the hard sayings of Jesus? What will I do when I fail? Will I have the courage to try again? If God doesn’t give up on me, then I shouldn’t give up on myself.

O Gracious God, may my heart resound with the voice of Jesus. When I say yes, may I mean yes. When I fail, grant me the humility to be restored.