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Psalm 27:5-6

For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high on a rock. Then my head will be high above my enemies around me; I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Isaiah 25:4

For You have been a stronghold for the poor, a stronghold for the humble person in his distress, a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat. When the breath of the violent is like rain [against] a wall,

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Genesis 39:20-23

and had him thrown into prison, where the king's prisoners were confined. So Joseph was there in prison.

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Jeremiah 16:19

Lord, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in a time of distress, the nations will come to You from the ends of the earth, and they will say, "Our fathers inherited only lies, worthless idols of no benefit at all."

Isaiah 49:13

Shout for joy, you heavens! Earth, rejoice! Mountains break into joyful shouts! For the Lord has comforted His people, and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.

Jeremiah 31:13

Then the virgin will rejoice with dancing, while young and old men [rejoice] together. I will turn their mourning into joy, give them consolation, and [bring] happiness out of grief.

2 Corinthians 1:4-5

He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so our comfort overflows through Christ.

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is trapped by [his] rebellious speech, but the righteous escapes from trouble.

Jeremiah 39:17-18

But I will rescue you on that day"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"and you will not be handed over to the men you fear. Indeed, I will certainly deliver you so that you do not fall by the sword. Because you have trusted in Me, you will keep your life like the spoils [of war]." [This is] the Lord's declaration.

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the proclamation might be fully made through me, and all the Gentiles might hear. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.

Isaiah 61:2

to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of our God's vengeance; to comfort all who mourn,

Psalm 13:5-6

But I have trusted in Your faithful love; my heart will rejoice in Your deliverance. I will sing to the Lord because He has treated me generously.

Psalm 56:8-10

You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your records? Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call. This I know: God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise,

Psalm 57:6-7

They prepared a net for my steps; I was downcast. They dug a pit ahead of me, but they fell into it! Selah My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident. I will sing; I will sing praises.

Psalm 71:20-23

You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. Therefore, with a lute I will praise You for Your faithfulness, my God; I will sing to You with a harp, Holy One of Israel.read more.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to You, because You have redeemed me.

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of God's throne. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won't grow weary and lose heart.

1 Peter 2:21-23

For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps. He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth; when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.

1 Samuel 3:18

So Samuel told him everything and did not hide anything from him. Eli responded, "He is the Lord. He will do what He thinks is good."

2 Kings 20:19

Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the Lord that you have spoken is good," for he thought: Why not, if there will be peace and security during my lifetime?

Psalm 39:9

I am speechless; I do not open my mouth because of what You have done.

Hebrews 12:5

And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: My son, do not take the Lord's discipline lightly, or faint when you are reproved by Him;

Nehemiah 9:33

You are righteous concerning all that has come on us, because You have acted faithfully, while we have acted wickedly.

Job 2:10

"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?" Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.

Isaiah 64:5-7

You welcome the one who joyfully does what is right; they remember You in Your ways. But we have sinned, and You were angry; we will remain in Your ways and be saved. All of us have become like something unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment; all of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities carry us away like the wind. No one calls on Your name, striving to take hold of You. For You have hidden Your face from us and made us melt because ofour iniquity.

Lamentations 3:39

Why should [any] living person complain, [any] man, because of the punishment for his sins?

Micah 7:9

Because I have sinned against Him, I must endure the Lord's rage until He argues my case and establishes justice for me. He will bring me into the light; I will see His salvation.

Job 34:31-32

Suppose someone says to God, "I have endured [my punishment]; I will no [longer] act wickedly. Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I won't do it again."

John 5:14

After this, Jesus found him in the temple complex and said to him, "See, you are well. Do not sin any more, so that something worse doesn't happen to you."

Psalm 71:20

You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth.

Psalm 116:7-9

Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. For You, [Lord,] rescued me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Jeremiah 50:3-4

For a nation from the north will come against her; it will make her land desolate. No one will be living in it- both man and beast will escape. In those days and at that time- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- the Israelites and Judeans will come together, weeping as they come, and will seek the Lord their God.

Psalm 66:13-15

I will enter Your house with burnt offerings; I will pay You my vows that my lips promised and my mouth spoke during my distress. I will offer You fattened sheep as burnt offerings, with the fragrant smoke of rams; I will sacrifice oxen with goats. Selah

Psalm 55:16-17

But I call to God, and the Lord will save me. I complain and groan morning, noon, and night, and He hears my voice.

Psalm 27:9

Do not hide Your face from me; do not turn Your servant away in anger. You have been my help; do not leave me or abandon me, God of my salvation.

2 Corinthians 1:10

He has delivered us from such a terrible death, and He will deliver us; we have placed our hope in Him that He will deliver us again.

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Afflicted saints » God comforts

Isaiah 49:13

Shout for joy, you heavens! Earth, rejoice! Mountains break into joyful shouts! For the Lord has comforted His people, and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.

Jeremiah 31:13

Then the virgin will rejoice with dancing, while young and old men [rejoice] together. I will turn their mourning into joy, give them consolation, and [bring] happiness out of grief.

Afflicted saints » Should be patient

Afflicted saints » Should acknowledge the justice of their chastisements

Nehemiah 9:33

You are righteous concerning all that has come on us, because You have acted faithfully, while we have acted wickedly.

Job 2:10

"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?" Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.

Isaiah 64:5-7

You welcome the one who joyfully does what is right; they remember You in Your ways. But we have sinned, and You were angry; we will remain in Your ways and be saved. All of us have become like something unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment; all of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities carry us away like the wind. No one calls on Your name, striving to take hold of You. For You have hidden Your face from us and made us melt because ofour iniquity.

Lamentations 3:39

Why should [any] living person complain, [any] man, because of the punishment for his sins?

Micah 7:9

Because I have sinned against Him, I must endure the Lord's rage until He argues my case and establishes justice for me. He will bring me into the light; I will see His salvation.

Afflicted saints » Christ comforts

Isaiah 61:2

to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of our God's vengeance; to comfort all who mourn,

Matthew 11:28-30

"Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

Afflicted saints » Should praise God

Psalm 56:8-10

You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your records? Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call. This I know: God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise,

Psalm 57:6

They prepared a net for my steps; I was downcast. They dug a pit ahead of me, but they fell into it! Selah

Psalm 71:20-23

You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. Therefore, with a lute I will praise You for Your faithfulness, my God; I will sing to You with a harp, Holy One of Israel. read more.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to You, because You have redeemed me.

Afflicted saints » Should be resigned

1 Samuel 3:18

So Samuel told him everything and did not hide anything from him. Eli responded, "He is the Lord. He will do what He thinks is good."

2 Kings 20:19

Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the Lord that you have spoken is good," for he thought: Why not, if there will be peace and security during my lifetime?

Psalm 39:9

I am speechless; I do not open my mouth because of what You have done.

Afflicted saints » Should trust in the goodness of God

Psalm 71:20

You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth.

Afflicted saints » Should not despise chastening

Hebrews 12:5

And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: My son, do not take the Lord's discipline lightly, or faint when you are reproved by Him;

Afflicted saints » Examples of afflicted saints

Genesis 39:20-23

and had him thrown into prison, where the king's prisoners were confined. So Joseph was there in prison. But the Lord was with Joseph and extended kindness to him. He granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. The warden put all the prisoners who were in the prison under Joseph's authority, and he was responsible for everything that was done there. read more.
The warden did not bother with anything under Joseph's authority, because the Lord was with him, and the Lord made everything that he did successful.

Psalm 105:17-19

He had sent a man ahead of them- Joseph, who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with shackles; his neck was put in an iron collar. Until the time his prediction came true, the word of the Lord tested him.

Acts 20:22-24

"And now I am on my way to Jerusalem, bound in my spirit, not knowing what I will encounter there, except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me. But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God's grace.

Afflicted saints » Should imitate Christ

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of God's throne. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won't grow weary and lose heart.

1 Peter 2:21-23

For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps. He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth; when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.

Afflicted saints » Should take encouragement from former mercies

Psalm 27:9

Do not hide Your face from me; do not turn Your servant away in anger. You have been my help; do not leave me or abandon me, God of my salvation.

2 Corinthians 1:10

He has delivered us from such a terrible death, and He will deliver us; we have placed our hope in Him that He will deliver us again.

Afflicted saints » Should turn and devote themselves to God

Psalm 116:7-9

Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. For You, [Lord,] rescued me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Jeremiah 50:3-4

For a nation from the north will come against her; it will make her land desolate. No one will be living in it- both man and beast will escape. In those days and at that time- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- the Israelites and Judeans will come together, weeping as they come, and will seek the Lord their God.

Afflicted saints » Christ supports

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the proclamation might be fully made through me, and all the Gentiles might hear. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.

Afflicted saints » Should be frequent in prayer

Psalm 55:16-17

But I call to God, and the Lord will save me. I complain and groan morning, noon, and night, and He hears my voice.

Afflicted saints » Christ preserves

Afflicted saints » God delivers

Afflicted saints » God is with

Afflicted saints » Examples of afflicted saints » David

2 Samuel 12:15-23

Then Nathan went home. The Lord struck the baby that Uriah's wife had borne to David, and he became ill. David pleaded with God for the boy. He fasted, went [home], and spent the night lying on the ground. The elders of his house stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat anything with them. read more.
On the seventh day the baby died. But David's servants were afraid to tell him the baby was dead. They said, "Look, while the baby was alive, we spoke to him, and he wouldn't listen to us. So how can we tell him the baby is dead? He may do something desperate." When David saw that his servants were whispering to each other, he guessed that the baby was dead. So he asked his servants, "Is the baby dead?" "He is dead," they replied. Then David got up from the ground. He washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, went to the Lord's house, and worshiped. Then he went home and requested [something to eat]. So they served him food, and he ate. His servants asked him, "What did you just do? While the baby was alive, you fasted and wept, but when he died, you got up and ate food." He answered, "While the baby was alive, I fasted and wept because I thought, 'Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let him live.' But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I'll go to him, but he will never return to me."

Afflicted saints » Christ delivers

Afflicted saints » Should keep the pious resolutions made during afflictions

Psalm 66:13-15

I will enter Your house with burnt offerings; I will pay You my vows that my lips promised and my mouth spoke during my distress. I will offer You fattened sheep as burnt offerings, with the fragrant smoke of rams; I will sacrifice oxen with goats. Selah

Afflicted saints » Examples of afflicted saints » moses

Afflicted saints » Examples of afflicted saints » Nehemiah

Afflicted saints » God is a refuge and strength to

Psalm 27:5-6

For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high on a rock. Then my head will be high above my enemies around me; I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Afflicted saints » Should avoid sin

Job 34:31-32

Suppose someone says to God, "I have endured [my punishment]; I will no [longer] act wickedly. Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I won't do it again."

Afflicted saints » God preserves

Afflicted saints » Should imitate the prophets

Afflicted saints » Christ is with

Afflicted saints » end in joy and blessedness

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.

Isaiah 61:2-3

to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of our God's vengeance; to comfort all who mourn, to provide for those who mourn in Zion; to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, festive oil instead of mourning, and splendid clothes instead of despair. And they will be called righteous trees, planted by the Lord, to glorify Him.

1 Peter 4:13-14

Instead, as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah rejoice, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory. If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

Afflicted saints » are comparatively light

Acts 20:23-24

except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me. But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God's grace.

Afflicted saints » Exhibit the love and faithfulness of God

1 Corinthians 11:32

but when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord, so that we may not be condemned with the world.

Hebrews 12:6-7

for the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and punishes every son whom He receives. Endure it as discipline: God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there whom a father does not discipline?

More verses: Revelation 3:19

Afflicted saints » Temporary

Isaiah 54:7-8

"I deserted you for a brief moment, but I will take you back with great compassion. In a surge of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, but I will have compassion on you with everlasting love," says the Lord your Redeemer.

More verses: 1 Peter 5:10

Afflicted saints » Comparatively light

Afflicted saints » Often arise from the profession of the gospel

John 15:21

But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they don't know the One who sent Me.

2 Timothy 3:11-12

along with the persecutions and sufferings that came to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from them all. In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Afflicted saints » To be expected

Afflicted saints » Joy under

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