and they called the apostles back in. They had them beaten with a whip and warned them not to speak in the name of Jesus. Then they let them go. The apostles left the council and were happy, because God had considered them worthy to suffer for the sake of Jesus. (Acts 5:41-42)
How happy would you be if you suffered for Christ. Here in America we aren't beaten for our faith in Christ, we aren't tortured for what we believe. At times we run into some who are hostile towards Christianity, so in turn they can be hostile towards us. Our response can be either to have a pity party for ourselves or to be like the apostles and be happy.
If we suffer anything for our faith it's a good thing. At least someone is taking notice.