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 do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.
2 Corinthians 6:4
But as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, distresses,
2 Corinthians 7:5
For even when we came into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted at every turnconflicts on the outside and fears within.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? I am a better oneI am talking like a madmanin far more labors, in far more imprisonments, with more beatings, and often in danger of death.
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, yet our inner nature is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 12:10
That is why, for Christ's sake, I am content in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
And not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance;
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall 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, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials,
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Not in despair
I will not leave you 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 let you 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.