Be self-controlled and alert.
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion
looking for someone to devour.
standing firm in the faith,
because you know that your brothers throughout the world
are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
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.
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ,
you are blessed,
for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
1 Peter 5:8-10 and 4:12-14