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 as for our troubles which came upon us in the province of Asia, we would have you know, brethren, that we were exceedingly weighed down, and felt overwhelmed, so that we renounced all hope even of life.
2 Corinthians 6:4
On the contrary, as God's servants, we seek their full approval--by unwearied endurance, by afflictions, by distress, by helplessness;
2 Corinthians 7:5
For even after our arrival in Macedonia we could get no relief such as human nature craves. We were greatly harassed; there were conflicts without and fears within.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as if I were out of my mind.)
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we are not cowards. Nay, even though our outward man is wasting away, yet our inward man is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 12:10
In fact I take pleasure in infirmities, in the bearing of insults, in distress, in persecutions, in grievous difficulties--for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
And not only so: we also exult in our sufferings, knowing as we do, that suffering produces fortitude;
Who shall separate us from Christ's love? Shall affliction or distress, persecution or hunger, nakedness or danger or the sword?
Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.
1 Peter 1:6
Rejoice triumphantly in the prospect of this, even if now, for a short time, you are compelled to sorrow amid various trials.
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be surprised at finding that that scorching flame of persecution is raging among you to put you to the test--as though some surprising thing were accidentally happening to you.
Not in despair
I will not leave you bereaved: I am coming to you.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has you in its power but such as is common to human nature; and God is faithful and will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. But, when the temptation comes, He will also provide the way of escape; so that you may be able to bear it.