Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 1:8
For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning our affliction which befell us in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
2 Corinthians 6:4
but in everything commending ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
2 Corinthians 7:5
For even when we were come into Macedonia our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths oft.
2 Corinthians 4:16
Wherefore we faint not; but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 12:10
Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
1 Samuel 28:15
And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David strengthened himself in Jehovah his God.
Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long; For they are many that fight proudly against me.
In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence; And his children shall have a place of refuge.
The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh stedfastness;
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations;
1 Peter 1:6
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye have been put to grief in manifold trials,
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you:
Not in despair
1 Samuel 31:4
Then said Saul to his armorbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armorbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell upon it.
Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? renounce God, and die.
Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.
I will not leave you desolate: I come unto you.
1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.