“Then Peter responded to [Jesus], ‘See, we have left everything and followed you. So what will there be for us?'” (Matthew 19:27)
It’s not wrong to wonder if following Jesus is worth it. It’s perfectly normal to question whether the payoff is worth the price. Jesus understands your concern, and He has an answer for it.
“Yes, it will all be worth it in the end.”
The key is to remember that this life is not the final act, it’s merely the introduction. All of the highs and lows and wins and struggles we face here are only scratching the surface of the grand story of eternity, and in that story, Jesus has good news for all who follow Him.
“Don’t worry about this first part; it only gets better from here.”