Being Hated

Carrying the burdens of God is hard

Even without those who seek your harm

Serving God closely brings on hate

You will find yourself with enemies

They will scoff at you and belittle you

They will delegitimize you and set traps for you

Those who hate you may seek your harm

They will exceed the bounds you expected

But do not turn towards hate or anger

Even when they are constant in their attacks

When they are harsh and unrelenting

Pray to God, seek His strength, and persevere

Our Creator never forgets his faithful servants

Have faith, and He will not leave you behind

Forgive, and He will forgive you of your sins

Supporting Verses

  • "You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved." - Matthew 10:22
  • "Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man." - Luke 6:22
  • "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first." - John 15:18
  • "If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." - John 15:19
  • "The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil." - John 7:7