6/30 Philippians 1:12-14
12 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. 13 For everyone here, including the whole palace guard, knows that I am in chains because of Christ. 14 And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message without fear.
Suffering is part of the active Christian walk. When you share Jesus you will suffer the hate and reaction of the lost. That reaction is at times physical but here in the US so far mostly ostracism. Our courage builds a relationship with the Lord that equips us spiritually to grow in Christ and to be better equipped to grow in courage. Serve the Lord. Stand with Him.