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20 Bible Verses about Afflictions, Benefits Of

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John 9:1-3

As He passed along, He saw a man who had been blind from his birth. So His disciples asked Him, "Teacher, for whose sin was this man born blind, his own or that of his parents?" Jesus answered, "It was neither for his own sin nor for that of his parents, but to show what God could do in his case.

John 11:3-4

So the sisters sent this message to Jesus, "Lord, listen! the one you love so well is sick." When Jesus received the message, He said, "This sickness is not to end in death but is to honor God, that the Son of God through it may be honored."

John 21:18-19

I most solemnly say to you, when you were young, you used to put on your own belt and go where you pleased, but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will put a belt on you and you will go where you do not please to go." He said this to point out the sort of death by which Peter was to glorify God. So after He had said this, He said to Peter, "Keep on following me!"

2 Corinthians 4:8-11

On every side I am ever hard-pressed, but never hemmed in; always perplexed, but never to the point of despair; always being persecuted, but not deserted; always getting a knockdown, but never a knockout; always being exposed to death as Jesus was, so that in my body the life of Jesus may be clearly more.
For all the time I continue to live I am being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that in my mortal lower nature the life of Jesus may be clearly shown.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

but He said to me, "My spiritual strength is sufficient, for it is only by means of conscious weakness that perfect power is developed." So I most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that the strength of Christ may overshadow me. That is why I take such pleasure in weaknesses, insults, distresses, persecution, and difficulties, which I endure for Christ's sake, for it is when I am consciously weak that I am really strong.

Luke 15:16-18

And often he craved to fill himself with the carob-pods which the hogs were eating, and nobody gave him a bite. Then he came to himself and said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more to eat than they need, and here I am dying of hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your opinion;

2 Corinthians 12:7

So, to keep me from being over-elated, there was sent upon me a physical disease, sharp as a piercing stake, a messenger of Satan, to continue afflicting me, and so to keep me, I repeat, from being over-elated.

Hebrews 12:10-11

For they disciplined us only a short time, as it seemed proper to them, but He does it for our good, in order that we may share His holy character. Now for the time being no discipline seems to be pleasant; it is painful; later on, however, to those who are trained by it, it yields the fruit of peace which grows from upright character.

Acts 8:3-4

But Saul continued to harass the church, and by going from house to house and dragging off men and women he continued to put them into prison. Now those who were scattered went from place to place preaching the good news of the message.

Acts 11:19-21

Now the fugitives from the persecution that started over Stephen went all the way to Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, telling the message to none but Jews. But there were some of them, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who on reaching Antioch began to speak to the Greeks too, and proceeded to tell them the good news about the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

Philippians 1:12

Now I want you to rest assured, brothers, that those things which have befallen me have actually resulted in the progress of the good news;

2 Timothy 2:9-10

for the sake of which I am suffering hardships even to the extent of wearing chains as though I were a criminal. But God's message is not in chains. For this reason I am bearing anything for the sake of His chosen people, so that they too may obtain the salvation that comes through Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.

2 Timothy 4:16-17

When I first defended myself at court, nobody came to help me, but everybody deserted me. May it never be charged to their account. But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that the message preached by me might have its full effect and all the heathen might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's jaws.

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