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Blessed Are You
"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
I know at times it's so hard to rejoice when being persecuted. We are put down a lot in this life time for our beliefs. For our faith, though we must stand. We must rejoice and be glad because even when we suffer we must remember our reward in heaven.
During the tears it can be so hard to raise your hands and praise God for persecution. We can remember though that Jesus didn't hide things from us, he warned us and he warned his disciples that persecution will come.
Jesus' followers are a light for others who do not know Him. So as we witness to others we will be put down for our beliefs so we are blessed when this happens. I have been persecuted by even family members at times, that's even harder to handle because you want your loved one's to know the love of Jesus. I pray for my loved one's to realize their need for Jesus, to realize that they have something missing in their lives. To realize that this something missing is our Lord, and nothing will be right until they know Him.
It is so hard at times to stand for what we believe in but in the long run blessings come our way when we hold onto the only thing that really matters, and that is our Lord Jesus.
Written By Betty Bolden
Jesus Is My Joy Ministries