There are certain people that are sure to challenge us in our lives. The challenges that they present to us are often rooted in our reactions. I recently saw a quote that said, "What you allow is what will continue." How we respond to those that challenge and persecute us can perpetuate the persecution or begin to turn the tide!
Whenever we are faced with persecution, we can wallow in self-pity. We can try to "get even" or respond out of anger. However, we can also choose to turn the other cheek. Instead of responding with anger or an intent to get even, we can pray for those that persecute us. We can ask God for His guidance in our words and actions. After we talk to God, then we have to listen and trust in His plan and in His guidance for enduring persecution according to His will!
Pray to God and bless those that persecute you!
Thank You for Your support and guidance in the face of persecution and challenges. Help me to know and to follow Your plan. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.