The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis, at nearly 600 years old, has to be one of the most widely read books ever written, aside from the Bible.
Crosses are spoken of throughout the book. These are the sufferings, disappointments and difficulties of life. Every follower of Jesus experiences them.
How can we deal with difficulties and conflicts that seem out of our control — unfixable?
It helps me to remember that crosses are inescapable. But what is happening with the crosses you are bearing? What is God really saying? None of us should fight the cross that God is using to draw us closer to his heart.
Lord, give us courage to bear our cross as we drawn near to you.