"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you."
This verse is my verse of the year. It has just given me so much peace and clarity on why I have been treated a certain way the past year. It makes me feel like a warrior of God, chosen specifically out of chaos to be a light in his army. I do not belong to chaos and darkness but to joy and light.