Lord Jesus said: “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Mat 5:11-12 NIV)
“If you take care of yourself and walk with integrity, you may be confident that God will deal with those who sin against you. Above all, don't give birth to sin yourself; rather, pray for those who persecute you. God will one day turn your persecution into praise.” - Warren Wiersbe.
2 Tim 3:12 (NIV): “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”