The wise course for me, if I do not want to give up my faith, is to prepare myself in heart and mind to resist giving up and deny God before others, even on the pain of death.
I would think about Jesus, before the Jewish Court and Herod and Pontius Pilate, and how he did not deny his God and Father even when they whipped him and made fun of him, and finally killed him. Jesus got his strength from an all night prayer to his Father, and he kept his integrity. When asked as to whether he was the Christ and the Son of God,this took place:
62 With that the high priest stood up and said to him: “Do you say nothing in reply? What is it these men are testifying against you?”+ 63 But Jesus kept silent.+ So the high priest said to him: “I put you under oath by the living God to tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God!” 64 Jesus said to him: “You yourself said it. But I say to you: From now on you will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
Jesus is my example, and he maintained his integrity to death. He prayed all that previous night to his Father, and his Father helped him to endure.
His apostles and disciples were similarly confronted with threats and torture. Peter and John, and later Paul and Silas were whipped and put in shackles in prison.
If he can do that for Jesus and later his apostles and disciples who were similarly threatened, then he can help me stay strong and endure without denying him.
1 Peter 5:10
10 But after you have suffered a little while, the God of all undeserved kindness, who called you to his everlasting glory in union with Christ, will himself finish your training. He will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you.