“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” - Matthew 5:10-12
All those who live ‘Godly in Christ Jesus’ shall suffer persecution: this has been the situation through the centuries. The prophets, the apostles and ministers of the gospel have been opposed and persecuted, and so shall we who are followers of Jesus Christ.
The world is not going to treat us any differently than how they treated the Lord Jesus. What is said and done can be unkind, false and unjust, and the temptation is to defend ourselves and retaliate; but we bless those who curse us and pray for them who despitefully use us.
Remember God says, “Revenge is mine”, and He will deal with the matter. I know it is not easy but we are to rejoice and be exceedingly glad for our reward is great in heaven.
My dear Father, in Jesus name I choose to forgive all who speak unkindly about me, and I pray that they may come to a clear understanding of Your will for their lives. Bless them, O God, and may they experience Your great love. I give You praise and rejoice in Your faithfulness, mercy and grace.