The Bible gives us notice in numerous passages that followers of Jesus Christ will experience unjust suffering. We are told that any suffering that we go through is not worth comparing to the glory that will be revealed in us! (Rom 8:18)
Christ suffered for us, and He left us this as an example, so that we would follow in His steps—being forewarned. (1 Pet 2:21)
For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. (1 Pet 2:19 NIV)
But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. (1 Pet 3:14a)
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. (2 Tim 3:12)
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. (Joh 16:33)
In all situations of life, we can never be separated from the love of God for us. (Rom 8:35) God promises to comfort us in all of our troubles. (1 Cor 1:3-4) These passages of the Scripture are meant to support us and to encourage us when we suffer.
Our perseverance in suffering, holding on to our faith in Christ, proves the genuineness of our faith according to the Word of God. (1 Pet 1:6-7)
We are told to count it a joy when we face many and various types of trials. (Jas 1:2-4, see also Rom 5:3-5)
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Mt 5:10-12)
Prepare your heart, mind, and will to follow Jesus in every circumstance; and when you arrive in eternity, you will be filled with rejoicing and extreme thankfulness that you did.