This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently, obeying his commands and maintaining their faith in Jesus. —Revelation 14:12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGt0bAAg09c Yes, Jesus told us there would be tribulation in this world (John 16:33). It is a fallen world. We are in spiritual warfare. As the world hated Jesus so it is also bound to hate us for His Name’s sake— “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me (Matthew 24:9). Satan also hates God’s people (I Peter 5:8). So don’t be surprised by it.
As followers of Jesus we are to “endure persecution patiently, obeying his commands and maintaining their faith in Jesus.” Just as Jesus overcame the world (John 16:33) so also we are overcomers of this world through our faith in our Lord Jesus— “This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God” (I John 5:4-5).
Maintain your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Maintain— that means you are actively doing something about it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhk_5c6H-yc We will see Him soon either through death or His coming back to this planet! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFlPdNJAdOY&list=RDfFlPdNJAdOY#t=0 Persevere!
Dear Father, whatever comes my way, may I be faithful to my Lord Jesus Christ. Oh, that I would shine for Him throughout the race that is laid out before me and do so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.