2Th 1:6 since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you
When you are in love with God and have a deep desire to simply be a blessing to everyone… you will be a target to the devil and those who are being influenced by him. Your kindness may even be returned with criticism… your patience may be unappreciated… your love may even be overlooked. When this happens it is easy to lose heart and be pulled into a fleshly battle with those who treat you poorly. However, don’t bite into satan’s bait. Instead, continue to keep your focus onGod, worship Him and pursue your calling. Let God’s word encourage your mind and heart.
Stay in the spirit and you will not be drawn into a fleshly battle.
Above all, remember God will literally repay those who persecute and treat you bad by bringing tribulation into their life. Don’t rejoice in this… rejoice in God… and keep your eyes on Jesus and your feet walking after the Spirit. In time your breakthrough and victory will come and your enemies will be no more. God will fight for you and handle your troublers.
by Pastor Brad Kuechler