The Lord did not ask us to live alone worshipping Him, fellowshiping with only him- this would be good & easy. He has asked us to arm ourself for battle, walking against the flow standing for Him. You will be persecuted, and you will want to stop. Trust him, this season will end. The rewards and blessings will see you through. God Bless you all.
Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of a battle field without our doing, but we are there and so for me personally fighting is a must or I perish! But if I remember the LORD of Hosts, (Jehovah-Sabaoth) the One Who actually is in front of the trenches with me, and until I realize it or discern it, I may be overcome by fear. Putting the armor of God daily is a must because, weather I choose it or not there is a battle everyday. The Lord did say that we would have tribulation, but He also said that He would be with us until the end of time. Daily soaking in His Word helps me stay encouraged, but prayer I cannot do without. Is like breathing!
"...my heart stands in awe of your Word" Psalm 119:161b