William Dyer (1632-1696) in his book: Follow the Lamb, says
“We follow Jesus Christ the Lamb of God in His Providence: Through all afflictions, all straits, all discouragements and sorrows whatever, though it be the way of death – we must forsake all to follow a crucified Christ, a condemned Christ, in bloody paths of sufferings- if He calls us to it! “Yes, though I walk through the dark valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me, Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4) “For” says Paul “I am ready not to be bound only-but also to die at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” We must be willing to venture the loss of all for Him: our liberty, estates, relations and life itself! “We have forsaken all and followed You.” Matthew 19:27
This is truth that is hardly taught today but it is so helpful especially at this most difficult time. It is painful and oh so hard!