The Roman Empire was beginning to persecute the early Church in earnest. Peter wrote to the church to re-assure them. Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. (1 Peter 4:12-13)
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Take heart and rejoice:
In a world of suffering
God is in control.