Hold steadfast in your beliefs, for a time draws near when we as Christ-followers will be arrested, hated, persecuted, and killed because of our faith. (Matt. 24:9) It is happening now in many parts of the world, and will continue until the day the Christ returns. When you hear of these sufferings, remember that those suffering are your brothers and sisters in Christ. Pray for them. Ask God what you can do to help them. Pray for their safety and their strength. Pray that their suffering is used to bring glory to God and no other. Be strong in fellowship with one another and keep each other accountable. Be compassionate and ever-loving. Remember the LORD your God in everything you do.
"When one part of the body suffers, the whole body suffers. But when all the parts join together to ease the suffering, the whole body benefits." 1 Corinthians 12:26