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 them who are in any trouble, by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted of God.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 7:4
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceedingly 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 so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience;
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials;
1 Peter 1:6
In which you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold trials:
1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice, since you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes beyond 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 servants for Jesus' sake.
2 Corinthians 10:18
For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
Blessed are you, 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 Son of man's sake.
But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are despised.
And have endured, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, and have not fainted.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 13:4
For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.