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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 befel us in Asia, that we were exceedingly pressed above our strength, so that we despaired even of life:
2 Corinthians 6:4
but in every thing approving ourselves as the ministers of God; by much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,
2 Corinthians 7:5
For when we came into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.
2 Corinthians 11:23
so am I: are they ministers of Christ? (if I may speak as a fool) I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes far exceeding, in prisons more frequently, and often even in deaths.
2 Corinthians 4:16
For which cause we are not disheartened: but though our outward man decayeth, yet the inward man is renewed daily.
2 Corinthians 12:10
And therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, and in straits for the sake of Christ: for when I am thus weak, then am I made strong.
And not only so, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience,
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall affliction, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Account it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various trials:
1 Peter 1:6
In which ye rejoice, tho' now for a little while, if need be, ye are grieved through various trials.
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, be not surprised at the fiery trial coming upon you, which is to try you, as if some strange thing befel you:
Not in despair
I will not leave you orphans: I will come to you.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has yet taken you but what is common to man: and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able to sustain; but will with the temptation also make a way of escape, that ye may be able to bear it.