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Theasaurus: Afflictions

44 Bible Verses about Afflictions

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Psalm 119:71

It was good for me to be afflicted so that I could learn Your statutes.

Nahum 1:9

Whatever you plot against the Lord, He will bring [it] to complete destruction; oppression will not rise up a second time.

Job 36:15

God rescues the afflicted by afflicting them; He instructs them by means of their torment.

Psalm 90:15

Make us rejoice for as many days as You have humbled us, for as many years as we have seen adversity.

Psalm 31:7

I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithful love because You have seen my affliction. You have known the troubles of my life

Psalm 22:24

For He has not despised or detested the torment of the afflicted. He did not hide His face from him, but listened when he cried to Him for help.

Psalm 132:1

Lord, remember David and all the hardships he endured,

Revelation 2:9

I know your tribulation and poverty, yet you are rich. [I know] the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Exodus 3:7

Then the Lord said, "I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we don't want you to be unaware, brothers, of our affliction that took place in the province of Asia: we were completely overwhelmed-beyond our strength-so that we even despaired of life.

Acts 7:10

and rescued him out of all his troubles. He gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him governor over Egypt and over his whole household.

Psalm 25:18

Consider my affliction and trouble, and take away all my sins.

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Afflictions » The afflicted

Exodus 22:22-23

"You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. If you do mistreat them, they will no doubt cry to Me, and I will certainly hear their cry.

2 Samuel 22:21-28

The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; He repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands. For I have kept the ways of the Lord and have not turned from my God to wickedness. Indeed, I have kept all His ordinances in mind and have not disregarded His statutes. read more.
I was blameless before Him and kept myself from sinning. So the Lord repaid me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in His sight. With the faithful You prove Yourself faithful; with the blameless man You prove Yourself blameless; with the pure You prove Yourself pure, but with the crooked You prove Yourself shrewd. You rescue an afflicted people, but Your eyes are set against the proud- You humble them.

Job 34:23-28

God does not [need to] examine a person further, that one should approach Him in court. He shatters the mighty without an investigation and sets others in their place. Therefore, He recognizes their deeds and overthrows [them] by night, and they are crushed. read more.
In full view of the public, He strikes them for their wickedness, because they turned aside from following Him and did not understand any of His ways but caused the poor to cry out to Him, and He heard the outcry of the afflicted.

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the oppressed are miserable, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

More verses: Proverbs 22:22-23

Afflictions » The lord not afflicting

Job 37:23

The Almighty-we cannot reach Him- He is exalted in power! In His justice and righteousness, He will not oppress.

Lamentations 3:31-39

For the Lord will not reject [us] forever. Even if He causes suffering, He will show compassion according to His abundant, faithful love. For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind. read more.
Crushing all the prisoners of the land beneath one's feet, denying justice to a man in the presence of the Most High, or suppressing a person's lawsuit- the Lord does not approve [of these things]. Who is there who speaks and it happens, unless the Lord has ordained [it]? Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High? Why should [any] living person complain, [any] man, because of the punishment for his sins?

Afflictions » Christians being afflicted

Matthew 10:16-18

"Look, I'm sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as harmless as doves. Because people will hand you over to sanhedrins and flog you in their synagogues, beware of them. You will even be brought before governors and kings because of Me, to bear witness to them and to the nations.

Matthew 24:8-13

All these events are the beginning of birth pains. "Then they will hand you over for persecution, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of My name. Then many will take offense, betray one another and hate one another. read more.
Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. Because lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.

Afflictions » What comes out of affliction

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Afflictions » What affliction is for

2 Corinthians 1:6

If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is experienced in the endurance of the same sufferings that we suffer.

Afflictions » The servant of the lord being afflicted

Isaiah 53:1-12

Who has believed what we have heard? And who has the arm of the Lord been revealed to? He grew up before Him like a young plant and like a root out of dry ground. He had no form or splendor that we should look at Him, no appearance that we should desire Him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of suffering who knew what sickness was. He was like one people turned away from; He was despised, and we didn't value Him. read more.
Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses, and He carried our pains; but we in turn regarded Him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds. We all went astray like sheep; we all have turned to our own way; and the Lord has punished Him for the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughter and like a sheep silent before her shearers, He did not open His mouth. He was taken away because of oppression and judgment; and who considered His fate? For He was cut off from the land of the living; He was struck because of My people's rebellion. They made His grave with the wicked, and with a rich man at His death, although He had done no violence and had not spoken deceitfully. Yet the Lord was pleased to crush Him, and He made Him sick. When You make Him a restitution offering, He will see [His] seed, He will prolong His days, and the will of the Lord will succeed by His hand. He will see [it] out of His anguish, and He will be satisfied with His knowledge. My righteous servant will justify many, and He will carry their iniquities. Therefore I will give Him the many as a portion, and He will receive the mighty as spoil, because He submitted Himself to death, and was counted among the rebels; yet He bore the sin of many and interceded for the rebels.

Afflictions » Enduring afflictions

Afflictions » Who is afflicted

Afflictions » The afflictions of the righteous

Afflictions » Blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

Suppose someone says to God, "I have endured [my punishment]; I will no [longer] act wickedly.

Afflictions » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

Suppose someone says to God, "I have endured [my punishment]; I will no [longer] act wickedly.

Afflictions » Chastisement, a mark of the father's love

Proverbs 3:11-12

Do not despise the Lord's instruction, my son, and do not loathe His discipline; for the Lord disciplines the one He loves, just as a father, the son he delights in.

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;

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.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Deliverance from, promised to believers

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.

Job 5:19

He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven.

Psalm 91:3

He Himself will deliver you from the hunter's net, from the destructive plague.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » Sometimes prolonged

Psalm 6:3

my whole being is shaken with terror. And You, Lord-how long?

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my life from their ravages, my very life from the young lions.

Psalm 79:5

How long, Lord? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy keep burning like fire?

Psalm 80:4

Lord God of Hosts, how long will You be angry with Your people's prayers?

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Impenitence in, examples of

2 Kings 17:14

But they would not listen. Instead, they became obstinate like their ancestors who did not believe the Lord their God.

2 Chronicles 28:22

At the time of his distress, King Ahaz himself became more unfaithful to the Lord.

2 Chronicles 33:23

But he did not humble himself before the Lord like his father Manasseh humbled himself; instead, Amon increased [his] guilt.

Nehemiah 9:29

You warned them to turn back to Your law, but they acted arrogantly and would not obey Your commandments. They sinned against Your ordinances, by which a person will live if he does them. They stubbornly resisted, stiffened their necks, and would not obey.

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they ashamed when they acted so abhorrently? They weren't at all ashamed. They can no longer feel humiliation. Therefore, they will fall among the fallen. When I punish them, they will collapse, says the Lord.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

I will put this third through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say: They are My people, and they will say: The Lord is our God."

Isaiah 1:25

I will turn My hand against you and will burn away your dross completely; I will remove all your impurities.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » Of ministers and prophets

Ezekiel 24:18

I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening. The next morning I did just as I was commanded.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Of ministers and prophets

Ezekiel 24:18

I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening. The next morning I did just as I was commanded.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » From God

Ruth 1:20

"Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara," she answered, "for the Almighty has made me very bitter.

Job 6:4

Surely the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks their poison. God's terrors are arrayed against me.

Job 16:12

I was at ease, but He shattered me; He seized [me] by the scruff of the neck and smashed me to pieces. He set me up as His target;

Psalm 66:11

You lured us into a trap; You placed burdens on our backs.

Afflictions » From God

Ruth 1:20

"Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara," she answered, "for the Almighty has made me very bitter.

Job 6:4

Surely the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks their poison. God's terrors are arrayed against me.

Job 16:12

I was at ease, but He shattered me; He seized [me] by the scruff of the neck and smashed me to pieces. He set me up as His target;

Psalm 66:11

You lured us into a trap; You placed burdens on our backs.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » True believers do not faint under

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;

Ephesians 3:13

So then I ask you not to be discouraged over my afflictions on your behalf, for they are your glory.

More verses: Revelation 2:3

Afflictions » General references to

Exodus 3:7

Then the Lord said, "I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.

Afflictions » Tempered with mercy

Psalm 78:38

Yet He was compassionate; He atoned for [their] guilt and did not destroy [them]. He often turned His anger aside and did not unleash all His wrath.

Psalm 106:43-46

He rescued them many times, but they continued to rebel deliberately and were beaten down by their sin. When He heard their cry, He took note of their distress, remembered His covenant with them, and relented according to the abundance of His faithful love. read more.
He caused them to be pitied before all their captors.

Isaiah 30:18-21

Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising up to show you compassion, for the Lord is a just God. Happy are all who wait patiently for Him. For you people will live on Zion in Jerusalem and will never cry again. He will show favor to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears, He will answer you. The Lord will give you meager bread and water during oppression, but your Teacher will not hide Himself any longer. Your eyes will see your Teacher, read more.
and whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: "This is the way. Walk in it."

Lamentations 3:32

Even if He causes suffering, He will show compassion according to His abundant, faithful love.

Micah 7:7-9

But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. Do not rejoice over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will stand up; though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. 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.

More verses: Nahum 1:12

Afflictions » 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?

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Waters of affliction

Psalm 124:4

Then the waters would have engulfed us; the torrent would have swept over us;

Isaiah 30:20

The Lord will give you meager bread and water during oppression, but your Teacher will not hide Himself any longer. Your eyes will see your Teacher,

More verses: Jonah 2:5

Afflictions » Often severe

Job 16:7-16

Surely He has now exhausted me. You have devastated my entire family. You have shriveled me up-it has become a witness; My frailty rises up against me and testifies to my face. His anger tears [at me], and He harasses me. He gnashes His teeth at me. My enemy pierces me with His eyes. read more.
They open their mouths against me and strike my cheeks with contempt; they join themselves together against me. God hands me over to unjust men; He throws me into the hands of the wicked. I was at ease, but He shattered me; He seized [me] by the scruff of the neck and smashed me to pieces. He set me up as His target; His archers surround me. He pierces my kidneys without mercy and pours my bile on the ground. He breaks through my defenses again and again; He charges at me like a warrior. I have sewn sackcloth over my skin; I have buried my strength in the dust. My face has grown red with weeping, and the shadow of death covers my eyes,

Psalm 66:12

You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but You brought us out to abundance.

Jonah 2:3

You threw me into the depths, into the heart of the seas, and the current overcame me. All Your breakers and Your billows swept over me.

Afflictions » Sin visited with

2 Samuel 12:14

However, because you treated the Lord with such contempt in this matter, the son born to you will die."

Psalm 89:30-32

If his sons forsake My instruction and do not live by My ordinances, if they dishonor My statutes and do not keep My commandments, then I will call their rebellion to account with the rod, their sin with blows.

Isaiah 57:17

Because of his sinful greed I was angry, so I struck him; I was angry and hid; but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.

Acts 13:10-11

and said, "You son of the Devil, full of all deceit and all fraud, enemy of all righteousness! Won't you ever stop perverting the straight paths of the Lord? Now, look! The Lord's hand is against you: you are going to be blind, and will not see the sun for a time." Suddenly a mist and darkness fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Divine care in sickness

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » David

Psalm 42:6

I am deeply depressed; therefore I remember You from the land of Jordan and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

Psalm 69:2

I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing; I have come into deep waters, and a flood sweeps over me.

Psalm 73:16

When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » David

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?

2 Samuel 12:23

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."

2 Samuel 15:26

However, if He should say, 'I do not delight in you,' then here I am-He can do with me whatever pleases Him."

Afflictions » 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.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in the Lord; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!

Afflictions » Of saints, are but 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.

Afflictions » God regulates the measure of

Psalm 80:5

You fed them the bread of tears and gave them a full measure of tears to drink.

Isaiah 9:1

Nevertheless, the gloom of the distressed land will not be like that of the former times when He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali. But in the future He will bring honor to the Way of the Sea, to the land east of the Jordan, and to Galilee of the nations.

Jeremiah 46:28

And you, My servant Jacob, do not be afraid- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- for I will be with you. I will bring destruction on all the nations where I have banished you, but I will not bring destruction on you. I will discipline you with justice, but I will by no means leave you unpunished.

Afflictions » God dispenses, as he will

Job 11:10

If He passes by and throws [someone] in prison or convenes a court, who can stop Him?

Isaiah 10:15

Does an ax exalt itself above the one who chops with it? Does a saw magnify itself above the one who saws with it? As if a staff could wave those who lift it! As if a rod could lift what isn't wood!

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

Afflictions » Sin produces

Job 20:11

His bones may be full of youthful vigor, but it will lie down with him in the grave.

Proverbs 1:31

they will eat the fruit of their way and be glutted with their own schemes.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » All things work for the believer's good

Afflictions » God appoints

2 Kings 6:33

While Elisha was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, "This disaster is from the Lord. Why should I trust the Lord any longer?"

Job 5:6

For distress does not grow out of the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The final test

1 Corinthians 3:13

each one's work will become obvious, for the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire; the fire will test the quality of each one's work.

Afflictions » Frequently terminate in good

Exodus 1:11-12

So the Egyptians assigned taskmasters over the Israelites to oppress them with forced labor. They built Pithom and Rameses as supply cities for Pharaoh. But the more they oppressed them, the more they multiplied and spread so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The refining process

Zechariah 13:9

I will put this third through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say: They are My people, and they will say: The Lord is our God."

Malachi 3:3

He will be like a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will present offerings to the Lord in righteousness.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 15:10

Woe is me, my mother, that you gave birth to me, a man who incites dispute and conflict in all the land. I did not lend or borrow, yet everyone curses me.

Micah 7:1

How sad for me! For I am like one who- when the summer fruit has been gathered after the gleaning of the grape harvest- [finds] no grape cluster to eat, no early fig, which I crave.

Afflictions » Always less than we deserve

Ezra 9:13

After all that has happened to us because of our evil deeds and terrible guilt-though You, our God, have punished [us] less than our sins [deserve] and have allowed us to survive-

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our offenses.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Acts 16:23

After they had inflicted many blows on them, they threw them in jail, ordering the jailer to keep them securely guarded.

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Christ

John 18:11

At that, Jesus said to Peter, "Sheathe your sword! Am I not to drink the cup the Father has given Me?"

Afflictions » Saints are to expect

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Job

Psalm 31:10

Indeed, my life is consumed with grief, and my years with groaning; my strength has failed because of my sinfulness, and my bones waste away.

Afflictions » Saints have joy under

Afflictions » Saints appointed to

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Membership in the company of the redeemed

Revelation 7:13-14

Then one of the elders asked me, "Who are these people robed in white, and where did they come from?" I said to him, "Sir, you know." Then he told me: These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Sufficiency of divine grace

Afflictions » God does not willingly send

Lamentations 3:33

For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind.

Afflictions » Man is born to

Job 5:6

For distress does not grow out of the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

Afflictions » God determines the continuance of

Genesis 15:13-14

Then the Lord said to Abram, "Know this for certain: Your offspring will be strangers in a land that does not belong to them; they will be enslaved and oppressed 400 years. However, I will judge the nation they serve, and afterwards they will go out with many possessions.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Fiery trials

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, when the fiery ordeal arises among you to test you, don't be surprised by it, as if something unusual were happening to you. 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.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Final deliverance from sorrow and pain

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Fellowship in Christ's sufferings

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, when the fiery ordeal arises among you to test you, don't be surprised by it, as if something unusual were happening to you. 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.

Afflictions » Consequent upon the fall

Genesis 3:16-19

He said to the woman: I will intensify your labor pains; you will bear children in anguish. Your desire will be for your husband, yet he will dominate you. And He said to Adam, "Because you listened to your wife's voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'Do not eat from it': The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. read more.
You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow until you return to the ground, since you were taken from it. For you are dust, and you will return to dust."

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Deliverance

Psalm 34:19-20

Many adversities come to the one who is righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all. He protects all his bones; not one of them is broken.

Afflictions » Resignation » Resignation in trials, examples of » Eli

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."

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » moses

Numbers 11:15

If You are going to treat me like this, please kill me right now. If You are pleased with me, don't let me see my misery [any more]."

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Loss of property

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Elijah

1 Kings 19:4

but he went on a day's journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, "[I have had] enough! Lord, take my life, for I'm no better than my fathers."

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Comfort of God's presence

Afflictions » Promises concerning » An eternal home

John 14:1-2

"Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; , a traveler's resting place. The Gk word is related to the verb meno , meaning remain or stay, which occurs 40 times in John. if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The inward life tried

Psalm 17:3

You have tested my heart; You have visited by night; You have tried me and found nothing [evil]; I have determined that my mouth will not sin.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » The disciples

Luke 24:17

Then He asked them, "What is this dispute that you're having with each other as you are walking?" And they stopped [walking and looked] discouraged.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Joshua

Joshua 7:7

"Oh, Lord God," Joshua said, "why did You ever bring these people across the Jordan to hand us over to the Amorites for our destruction? If only we had been content to remain on the other side of the Jordan!

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Paul's friends

Acts 21:14

Since he would not be persuaded, we stopped talking and simply said, "The Lord's will be done!"

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Brighter days

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The test of the storm

Luke 6:48

He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the river crashed against that house and couldn't shake it, because it was well built.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Promises to the afflicted

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Job

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » Jesus, in gethsemane

John 18:11

At that, Jesus said to Peter, "Sheathe your sword! Am I not to drink the cup the Father has given Me?"

Afflictions » Always less than deserved

Ezra 9:13

After all that has happened to us because of our evil deeds and terrible guilt-though You, our God, have punished [us] less than our sins [deserve] and have allowed us to survive-

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our offenses.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » Against his house were foretold

1 Samuel 3:15-18

Samuel lay down until the morning; then he opened the doors of the Lord's house. He was afraid to tell Eli the vision, but Eli called him and said, "Samuel, my son." "Here I am," answered Samuel. "What was the message He gave you?" Eli asked. "Don't hide it from me. May God punish you and do so severely if you hide anything from me that He told you." read more.
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."

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » Paul and silas in prison

Acts 16:23-25

After they had inflicted many blows on them, they threw them in jail, ordering the jailer to keep them securely guarded. Receiving such an order, he put them into the inner prison and secured their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » The shunammite woman

2 Kings 4:18-37

The child grew and one day went out to his father and the harvesters. [Suddenly], he complained to his father, "My head! My head!" His father told his servant, "Carry him to his mother." So he picked him up and took him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon and then died. read more.
Then she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, shut him in, and left. She summoned her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, so I can hurry to the man of God and then come back." But he said, "Why go to him today? It's neither New Moon or Sabbath." She replied, "Everything is all right." Then she saddled the donkey and said to her servant, "Hurry, don't slow the pace for me unless I tell you." So she set out and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel. When the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to his attendant Gehazi, "Look, there's the Shunammite woman. Run out to meet her and ask, 'Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your son all right?' " And she answered, "Everything's all right." When she came up to the man of God at the mountain, she clung to his feet. Gehazi came to push her away, but the man of God said, "Leave her alone-she is in severe anguish, and the Lord has hidden it from me. He hasn't told me." Then she said, "Did I ask my lord for a son? Didn't I say, 'Do not deceive me?' " So Elisha said to Gehazi, "Tuck your mantle under your belt, take my staff with you, and go. If you meet anyone, don't [stop to] greet him, and if a man greets you, don't answer him. Then place my staff on the boy's face." The boy's mother said [to Elisha], "As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So he got up and followed her. Gehazi went ahead of them and placed the staff on the boy's face, but there was no sound or sign of life, so he went back to meet Elisha and told him, "The boy didn't wake up." When Elisha got to the house, he discovered the boy lying dead on his bed. So he went in, closed the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the Lord. Then he went up and lay on the boy: he put mouth to mouth, eye to eye, hand to hand. While he bent down over him, the boy's flesh became warm. Elisha got up, went into the house, and paced back and forth. Then he went up and bent down over him again. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes. Elisha called Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite woman." He called her and she came. Then Elisha said, "Pick up your son." She came, fell at his feet, and bowed to the ground; she picked up her son and left.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » Aaron, at the death of nadab and abihu

Leviticus 10:1-3

Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu each took his own firepan, put fire in it, placed incense on it, and presented unauthorized fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them [to do]. Then flames leaped from the Lord's presence and burned them to death before the Lord. So Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the Lord meant when He said: I will show My holiness to those who are near Me, and I will reveal My glory before all the people." But Aaron remained silent.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » David, at the death of his child

2 Samuel 12:23

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."

Fasting » Afflictions

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting. No diversions were brought to him, and he could not sleep.

Topics on Afflictions

Afflictions As Blessings In Disguise

18;5;17

See how happy the man is God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.

Afflictions Of Ministers

26;24;18

I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening. The next morning I did just as I was commanded.

Afflictions Of The Wicked

2;14;4

I will harden Pharaoh's heart so that he will pursue them. Then I will receive glory by means of Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord." So the Israelites did this.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

2;9;14-15

Otherwise, I am going to send all My plagues against you, your officials, and your people. Then you will know there is no one like Me in all the earth.

Afflictions Resulting In Good

1;50;20

You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result-the survival of many people.

Afflictions, Consolation During

19;23;4

Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff-they comfort me.

Afflictions, In Christian Living

41;4;17

But they have no root in themselves; they are short-lived. When affliction or persecution comes because of the word, they immediately stumble.

Afflictions, Prayer During

59;5;13

Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises.

Afflictions, Purpose Of

23;63;9

In all their suffering, He suffered, and the Angel of His Presence saved them. He redeemed them because of His love and compassion; He lifted them up and carried them all the days of the past.

Afflictions, Temporary

19;30;5

For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning.

Beneficial Afflictions For Humility

5;8;3

He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then He gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

God Appointed Afflictions

52;3;3

so that no one will be shaken by these persecutions. For you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.

How Sin Comes With Afflictions

10;12;14

However, because you treated the Lord with such contempt in this matter, the son born to you will die."

Prolonged Afflictions

19;6;3

my whole being is shaken with terror. And You, Lord-how long?

Severe Afflictions

47;8;2

during a severe testing by affliction, their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed into the wealth of their generosity.

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