Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 1:8
we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;
2 Corinthians 6:4
but in everything
commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
2 Corinthians 7:5
For even when we came into
Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.
2 Corinthians 11:23
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.
2 Corinthians 4:16
do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 12:10
I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
1 Samuel 28:15
Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” And Saul answered, “I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and
God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do.”
1 Samuel 30:6
Moreover David was greatly distressed because
the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
My foes have trampled upon me all day long,
they are many who fight proudly against me.
In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
his children will have refuge.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous runs into it and
The righteous runs into it and
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
Who will separate us from
the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
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 4:12
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;
Not in despair
1 Samuel 31:4
Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and pierce me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and pierce me through and make sport of me.” But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. So Saul took his sword and fell on it.
Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!”
The Lord will not leave him in his hand
let him be condemned when he is judged.
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and
God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.