Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. ~ 1 Peter 5:6
When the screws are tightening and the pressure is mounting, keep yourself in check. Stay true to who you are and don't veer away from your steady faith. Even though the situation you are in may intensify, remain patient.
If it helps, think of patience as a "waiting" game - like a waiter... who waits on others. Try "waiting" on God by serving His people while you expectantly wait for God to show up in due time.... His time.