Anyone can confess the Christian faith. Anyone can hold on to this faith when their life is going well and they are feeling blessed, successful, victorious and appreciated.
Jesus says to the Church, “… yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” (Revelation 3 v 8)
They kept God’s word, they held on to it, they didn’t put it down and it indicates that they could have done so. They didn’t deny Jesus, they aligned themselves with His name, they remained as followers and it indicates that they faced pressure to do so.
The seasons of great difficulty when you are grieving, when it appears you are losing, when the battle is intense and you feel like you will give in are proving only one thing that if you hold on, if you keep what you confess and do not cover up who you are, you will not only survive but you will prove that you are real and trustworthy.