Yes, there are many forces in this world set against you. The world is not your friend. If it hated Jesus, it will also hate you (John 15:18). But this is only further proof that you are His. In this world, you will have troubles and sorrow but take courage; Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33)! Remember you have been set apart by God, saved by the Son and sealed by the Spirit. You are safe in the Father’s hands because nothing is able to snatch you from His mighty grip. Do not fear where the path may lead, just walk in Jesus’ steps. You are victorious and you are invincible. Be confident of this truth.