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 I do not want you, brothers, to misunderstand the distress that I experienced in Asia, for I was so utterly and unendurably crushed, that I actually despaired of life itself.
2 Corinthians 6:4
On the contrary, as a servant of God I try in every way to commend myself to them, through my great endurance in troubles, difficulties, hardships,
2 Corinthians 7:5
For even when I reached Macedonia, my poor human nature could get no relief??here was trouble at every turn; fighting without, and fear within.
2 Corinthians 11:23
If they are Christian workers?? am talking like a madman!?? am a better one! with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, vastly worse beatings, and in frequent danger of death.
2 Corinthians 4:16
So I never lose heart. Though my outer nature is wasting away, my inner is being renewed every day.
2 Corinthians 12:10
That is why I am pleased with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties, when they are endured for Christ's sake, for it is when I am weak that I am strong.
More than that, we ought to glory in our troubles, for we know that trouble produces endurance,
Who can separate us from Christ's love? Can trouble or misfortune or persecution or hunger or destitution or danger or the sword?
You must find the greatest joy, my brothers, in being involved in various trials,
1 Peter 1:6
Rejoice over this, although just now perhaps distressed by various trials;
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be surprised that a test of fire is being applied to you, as though a strange thing were happening to you,
Not in despair
I am not going to leave you friendless. I am coming back to you.
1 Corinthians 10:13
It is no superhuman temptation that you have had. And God can be depended on, not to let you be tried beyond your strength, but when temptation comes, to give you a way out of it, so that you can withstand it.