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 unaware, brothers and sisters, regarding the affliction that happened to us in the province of Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of living.
2 Corinthians 6:4
But as God's servants, we have commended ourselves in every way, with great endurance, in persecutions, in difficulties, in distresses,
2 Corinthians 7:5
For even when we came into Macedonia, our body had no rest at all, but we were troubled in every way -- struggles from the outside, fears from within.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times.
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not despair, but even if our physical body is wearing away, our inner person is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.
1 Samuel 28:15
Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" Saul replied, "I am terribly troubled! The Philistines are fighting against me and God has turned away from me. He does not answer me -- not by the prophets nor by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what I should do."
1 Samuel 30:6
David was very upset, for the men were thinking of stoning him; each man grieved bitterly over his sons and daughters. But David drew strength from the Lord his God.
Those who anticipate my defeat attack me all day long. Indeed, many are fighting against me, O Exalted One.
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and it will be a refuge for his children.
The name of the Lord is like a strong tower; the righteous person runs to it and is set safely on high.
Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
1 Peter 1:6
This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials.
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Not in despair
1 Samuel 31:4
Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and stab me with it! Otherwise these uncircumcised people will come, stab me, and torture me." But his armor bearer refused to do it, because he was very afraid. So Saul took his sword and fell on it.
Then his wife said to him, "Are you still holding firmly to your integrity? Curse God, and die!"
But the Lord does not surrender the godly, or allow them to be condemned in a court of law.
"I will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it.