In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted
I don’t neccessarily think he means we will be persecuted as in tortured, mamed and killed in our wold today. However our worldly lives that previously occupied our days have to be given up! For some this may feel like being tortured and mamed. I know some days I feel completely defeated because I fail at following Gods Simplest instructions. But remember and know with every fiber of your being that God will not leave you. He is with you and His word is there to guide your path.