Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
HE IS WITH US DURING TIMES OF PERSECUTION
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
If your really strive to walk with Jesus it will cost you.
Following Jesus could cause you to lose some friends. When you no longer want to do the same old things you used to do many of your old friends might not want you around anymore.
If you try to witness to people and tell them about the difference Jesus has made in your life you might be ridiculed by some of them. If you are, don't worry, you are in good company. They mocked Jesus too.
We have lived for a long time in a country where there has been very little persecution of Christians. This is changing quickly. I am afraid if the current trends continue we will be seeing more and more persecution. There is comfort in knowing that Jesus will be with us every step of the way.
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