Hebrews 10:39 (KJV) But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Drawing back because of suffering is a step to greater suffering.
The antidote to backsliding, drawing back, or turning away from God is faith.
The sufferings we experience for being Christians tempt us to fall away; the indescribable rewards we receive and will receive for living by faith as Christians encourage us to be stedfast.
The greatest reward of living by faith is our ultimate salvation.
The greatest blessing in our salvation is our Savior.