Have you had friends that didn’t understand you due to your faith in Jesus? Maybe they didn’t get why you wouldn’t give into peer pressure and do the things they were doing. Perhaps they simply didn’t understand why your faith was so important to you.
It’s easy when you feel misunderstood to want to give up. You might wonder if standing up for what’s right is really worth it. However, regardless of how others treat you and regardless of whether you feel understood, we’re encouraged in the Bible to stand strong.
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. – Ephesians 6:10 (NLT)
Life isn’t going to be easy. People aren’t always going to be nice to you and understand where you’re coming from. However, you’re called to stand strong in the Lord. No matter what the battle is. And that takes guts. In a world that doesn’t understand Jesus or even really seem to care about Him.
Today be encouraged. No matter how lonely you feel in your stand for Jesus, you’re never alone. There are others who are standing up for God. They might not live near you or be at your church, but they are out there. So stand up boldy for what’s right. Stand firm in your faith, and don’t give up!