This suffering is all part of what God has called you to. Christ, who suffered for you, is your example. Follow in his steps.
He never sinned, and he never deceived anyone.
He did not retaliate when he was insulted. When he suffered, he did not threaten to get even. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly.
He personally carried away our sins in his own body on the cross so we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. You have been healed by his wounds!
Once you were wandering like lost sheep. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)