Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord;
In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness;
My soul refused to be comforted.
“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
Then He *said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.”
And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.
Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.
So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.
A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed.
I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
2 Corinthians 4:8
we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;
2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.
But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
1 Peter 1:6
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
1 Peter 4:14
If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
Yet many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ households, the old men who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, while many shouted aloud for joy,
I have become a marvel to many,
For You are my strong refuge.
Now listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your friends who are sitting in front of you—indeed they are men who are a symbol, for behold, I am going to bring in My servant the Branch.