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When suffering afflictions
A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him form
them all; ...
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal
glory that far outweighs them all.
When being treated unfairly
1 Peter 2:19-23
For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust
suffering because he is conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your
credit if you received a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if
you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before
God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you,
leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
22"He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth."
23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he
suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who
1 Peter 4:12-15
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering,
as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you
participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed
when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of
Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on
you. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other
kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
When facing temptation
When lonely and depressed
"... because God has said,
`Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.' "
"... even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
"... surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
When seeking guidance
When weary and in need of rest
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in
heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my
burden is light."
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will
reap a harvest if we do not give up."
When feeling weak and inadequate
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
When burdened with many problems
1 Peter 5:7
When seeking peace in time of turmoil
John 14:27, 16:33
When facing danger
When driven by selfish desire
1 John 2:15-17
When facing sorrow
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
When in need of forgiveness
1 John 1:9
When in need of courage
When in doubt of God's keeping power
1 Peter 1:5
When in financial need
When your patience is being tried
When defeated by pride
1 Corinthians 4:7
When seeking God's standard
When you have doubts about your salvation
1 John 5:11-13
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily
entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
- Hebrews 12:1
But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
6, Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and
petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7, And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard
your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Is anything too hard for the Lord? ...
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of
many nations, just as it had been said to him.
I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or
imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, ...
2 Corinthians 5:7
We live by faith, not by sight.
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