There is something about hardship that allows us to know God deeply. When times get tough, we discover more about who God is and how he works. Christians who have endured persecution for their faith know this well. There are no easy answers for why God allows his followers to face suffering, however we can all earnestly seek to understand, apply lessons to our daily lives and ultimately have compassion for the suffering church worldwide. Please pray regularly for our brothers and sisters in these countries to persevere, remain strong in their faith and to be a witness for Jesus Christ. The World Watch List (WWL) is a ranking of 50 countries where persecution of Christians for religious reasons is worst. Click here to view that list.