Persecuted For Doing Right

Matthew 5:10 NLT, “God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”

When you are going through persecution you may not always “feel” blessed but God says you are. Standing firm in your faith in Jesus Christ, even when it’s not popular, shows your loyalty to the Savior. In order to go deeper with the Lord and know Him more, we must be willing to make Him a priority, and choose Him regardless of what other people are doing and saying. This often means going in a different direction from where the world is going. It can also mean detouring from our own plans to follow His.

One of the blessings I have personally experienced from following Jesus Christ when it’s not popular, is a deep peace and contentment that comes from knowing I am in His perfect will. It brings satisfaction to know that I am doing what is best for my life because I am obeying God’s Word.

We don’t have to compete with others or work to gain their acceptance and approval, because in Christ we already have been accepted and approved of. He also has a unique plan for our lives, and always has our best interest at heart.

Even though things are not always within our understanding right away, we can completely trust God to work out every single detail and bring the needed blessings into our lives. He rewards those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).

We’re living in a time where it’s becoming more and more unpopular to follow Jesus, and easier and easier to not follow Jesus. Therefore we have to make a decision and stand firm. When we are persecuted for Him, we are blessed and great is our reward in heaven. However even now on Earth, God will show us His goodness and protect us when we choose Him above all else.

Psalm 27:13 NIV, ”I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.”

Remain confident in your faith in Jesus, for in Him you are blessed. The persecution you are enduring, may very well be God’s training ground to shape you and mold you so that He can promote you to the next level. Keep your eyes on Him, and stand firm.

37 thoughts on “Persecuted For Doing Right

  1. Love this. I can so relate with this. I had to make some decisions similar to this. Though I haven’t gotten a physical resolve, I have peace knowing He will come through and bring the “right way”. It’s crazy walking in faith but hey, can’t be traded with that peace we have when we stick with God and His will for us. 🤗

    Thanks for this sis. 💗

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      1. I’m adjusting to being back here. My daughter is good. She’s adjusting to life in Spain. There are somethings I miss, but I’m glad I’m back with family.

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  2. Your post made me think of Hebrews 12- Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

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  3. Ammmmmeeeeeennnnn!!!
    Love this reminder. Your thoughts here, “this often means going in a different direction from where the world is going” really highlighted that Jesus did the very same thing. And in addition to that, He went against the direction of the religious system of His time. So for me today, I am going to keep on keeping on. So what if they look at me weird and funny. So what if they question the spot I’m standing on. I’m going hard after Jesus and that’s all that matters!

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  4. Thank you for your encouragement and sharing the Word with such fervor, reminding us that God is faithful and we can rest in his promises! Thank you. Keeping you in prayer!

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