This Scripture isn’t exactly encouraging, is it? God doesn’t sugarcoat the truth for us. He calls sin sin, and He warns us that we will face trials, and He gives us promises He intends to keep. In the face of conflict, He doesn’t leave us to handle it alone. His strength bolsters us; His wisdom infuses us. When persecution comes, we will discover the power to stand confident and faithful against it because His Spirit will not abandon us. We need to be ready to look persecution in the eye, and we ready ourselves with prayer and Bible study and communion with other believers. Never allow the dark opinion of the world to steal the Light from you. Lean on Him. He who saved us is available.