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 affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;
2 Corinthians 7:4
Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I overflow with joy in all our affliction.
They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for Jesus' name.
Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering works perseverance;
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf,
Yes, and if I am poured out on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice with you all.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the assembly;
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations,
1 Peter 1:6
Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been put to grief in various trials,
1 Peter 4:13
But because you are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory you also may rejoice with exceeding joy.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I am more so; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.
2 Corinthians 4:5
For we don't preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake;
2 Corinthians 10:18
For it isn't he who commends himself who is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude and mock you, and throw out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.
But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they don't know him who 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 have honor, but we have dishonor.
You have perseverance and have endured for my name's sake, and have not grown weary.
2 Corinthians 12:9
He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 13:4
For he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we will live with him through the power of God toward you.
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.