“If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out,
Then how can you compete with horses?
If you fall down in a land of peace,
How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
‘And forgive us our sins,
For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation.’”
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat;
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ?—I speak as if insane—I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection;
You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;
As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
1 Peter 1:6
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
1 Peter 5:8
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
Your lovingkindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
“But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him,
Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins,
And faithfulness the belt about His waist.
O Lord, You are my God;
I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name;
For You have worked wonders,
Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One,
To the despised One,
To the One abhorred by the nation,
To the Servant of rulers,
“Kings will see and arise,
Princes will also bow down,
Because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You.”
And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.
Then you will know the Lord.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
2 Timothy 2:11
It is a trustworthy statement:
For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;
so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.
1 Peter 4:19
Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.
So I said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”’
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous,
So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king.
but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
2 Corinthians 1:10
who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,
2 Corinthians 12:8
Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.
2 Timothy 4:18
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 1:5
who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
2 Peter 2:9
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
now behold, this town is near enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there (is it not small?) that my life may be saved.”
Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper;
The snare is broken and we have escaped.
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’
and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And so it happened that they all were brought safely to land.
We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.