1 Peter 2:19
"For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God." NIV
"For this is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully." KJV
Do we really know what it is to suffer for God's sake? Are we acquainted with persecution for our Christian beliefs? Unfortunately, we complain when life's troubles come our way, even after Jesus told us we would have the world's tribulations while we are here. All people suffer those trials. If we have difficulty standing under the normal problems of this world, how will we stand when we are suffering unjust punishment for standing for our Lord and Saviour? If we will commit our lives totally to the Lord, in obedience and faith, He will be with us to stand under the pain of suffering for Him.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for complaining about the problems we experience as humans in this world. Give us focus on You and how we live our lives here on this earth so that when persecution due to our faith in You comes, we will be ready to stand strong and victoriously by Your grace. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.