Perhaps the Lord will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day.”
Nevertheless, the Lord your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Look upon my affliction and my trouble, And forgive all my sins.
Leah conceived and bore a son and named him Reuben, for she said, “Because the Lord has seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love me.”
So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.
She made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and a razor shall never come on his head.”
Like the striking of Him who has struck them, has He struck them? Or like the slaughter of His slain, have they been slain?
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;