12Dear friends, don't be surprised about the fiery trials that have come among you to test you. These are not strange happenings.13Instead, rejoice as you share Christ's suffering. You share his suffering now so that you may also have overwhelming joy when his glory is revealed.14If you are mocked because of Christ's name, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory—indeed, the Spirit of God—rests on you.
6Therefore, humble yourselves under God's power so that he may raise you up in the last day.7Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you.8Be clearheaded. Keep alert. Your accuser, the devil, is on the prowl like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.9Resist him, standing firm in the faith. Do so in the knowledge that your fellow believers are enduring the same suffering throughout the world.10After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, the one who called you into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will himself restore, empower, strengthen, and establish you.11To him be power forever and always. Amen.