Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
2 Corinthians 1:4
who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are unsure of our lives, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 7:4
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you; I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
And not only this, but we even glory in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation works patience;
Who shall separate us from the charity of Christ? shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword?
For unto you it is granted regarding Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake,
And even if I am poured out as an offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all.
who now rejoice in my sufferings for you and fulfill in my flesh that which is lacking of the tribulations of the Christ for his body's sake, which is the congregation ,
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials,
1 Peter 1:6
In which ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are afflicted in diverse temptations,
1 Peter 4:13
but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of the afflictions of the Christ, so that also in the revelation of his glory, ye may rejoice in triumph.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more, in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.
2 Corinthians 4:5
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your slaves for Jesus' sake.
2 Corinthians 10:18
For it is not he that commends himself that is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you and when they shall separate you from their company and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil for the sake of the Son of man.
But they will do all these things unto you for my name's sake, because they do not know him that sent me.
1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.
and hast suffered, and doth suffer and for my name's sake hast laboured and hast not fainted.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather glory in my weaknesses that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
2 Corinthians 13:4
For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. By which we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God in you.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.