"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name."
"Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:"
II Thessalonians 1:5
"But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;"
I Peter 3:14
So thankful am I, and comforted, by God's Words.