“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” 2 Tim. 3:12 (ESV)
“If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.” 1 Pet. 4:14 (ESV)
The persecution of believers has been in the national news recently. Very often such accounts have gone unreported in the past, but with such developments as the ascendency of ISIS and recent Supreme Court rulings, the secular media has been picking up these stories with increasing frequency.
Perhaps you have compared your own life with that of those in these news reports, and wonder if there is any sense in which you are personally being persecuted. I found the following article from Desiring God to provide helpful perspective:
May we persevere for the sake of the Gospel!