Christian BoyLove Forum #65694
Half of the apostles were killed for their belief. Paul also met a violent death. Before his martyrdom Paul described some of the harm he had suffered:
2 Corinthians 11:24-27 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.
God does not promise to protect you from harm, he promises that no matter what you may suffer now, it's all worth it in the end.