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44 Bible Verses about Afflictions

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Psalm 119:71

It was for my good that I was humbled; so that I would learn your statutes.

Nahum 1:9

What are you scheming against the LORD? He will bring about utter desolation adversity will not strike twice!

Job 36:15

He'll deliver the afflicted through their afflictions and open their ears when they are oppressed."

Psalm 90:15

Cause us to rejoice throughout the time when you have afflicted us, the years when we have known trouble.

Psalm 31:7

I will rejoice and be glad in your gracious love, for you see my affliction and take note that my soul is distressed.

Psalm 22:24

For he does not despise nor detest the afflicted person; he does not hide his face from him, but he hears him when he cries out to him."

Psalm 132:1

LORD, remember in David's favor all of his troubles;

Revelation 2:9

"I know your suffering and your poverty though you are rich and the slander committed by those who claim to be Jews but are not. They are the synagogue of Satan.

Exodus 3:7

The LORD said, "I have certainly seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry caused by their slave masters. I really do understand their pain,

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about the suffering we experienced in Asia. We were so crushed beyond our ability to endure that we even despaired of living.

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his troubles. He granted him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler of Egypt and of his whole household.

Psalm 25:18

Look upon my distress and affliction; forgive all my sins.

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Afflictions » The afflicted

Exodus 22:22-23

"You are not to mistreat any widow or orphan. If you do mistreat them, they'll certainly cry out to me, and I'll immediately hear their cry.

2 Samuel 22:21-28

The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness, rewarding me according to the degree of my innocence, because I have kept the LORD's way I haven't willfully abandoned my God and because all of his decrees remain in my thoughts, I have not turned aside from his statutes, read more.
I have been innocent before him, and I've kept myself from incurring guilt. The Lord has repaid me according to my righteousness, that is, according to my clean standing as he looks at me. In the company of the gracious you demonstrate your gracious love. In the company of the blamelessly valiant you demonstrate your blamelessness. In the company of the pure you demonstrate your purity. In the company of the perverted you will appear to be perverse. You save the nation who is humble but your eyes watch the proud, to bring them down.

Job 34:23-28

He won't examine mankind further, that they would go before God to judgment. He shatters valiant men without a need to investigate, and he raises others in their place. Thus he acknowledges their behavior, and overcomes them; when night time comes, they are crushed. read more.
"He strikes the wicked among them in a place where they can be seen because they've abandoned their pursuit of him and had no respect for any of his ways. As a result, the cries of the poor have reached him and he has heard the cry of the afflicted.

Proverbs 15:15

The entire life of the afflicted seems disastrous, but a good heart feasts continuously.

More verses: Proverbs 22:22-23

Afflictions » The lord not afflicting

Job 37:23

We cannot find the Almighty he is majestic in power and justice, and overflowing with righteousness; he never oppresses.

Lamentations 3:31-39

Indeed, the Lord will not always reject us though he causes grief, his compassion abounds according to his gracious love. For he does not deliberately hurt or grieve human beings. read more.
When any of the prisoners of the earth are crushed underfoot, when a person's rights are perverted in defiance of the Most High. When a man is thwarted in his appeal, does the Lord condone it? Who can command, and it happens, without the Lord having ordered it? Do not both good and evil things proceed from the mouth of the Most High? Why should anyone living complain, any mortal, about being punished for sin?

Afflictions » Christians being afflicted

Matthew 10:16-18

"Pay attention, now! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves. Watch out for people who will hand you over to the local councils and whip you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings because of me, to testify to them and to unbelievers.

Matthew 24:8-13

But all these things are only the beginning of the birth pains." "Then they'll hand you over to suffer and will kill you, and you'll be hated by all the nations because of my name. Then many people will fall away, will betray one another, and will hate one another. read more.
Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people, and because lawlessness will increase, the love of many people will grow cold. But the person who endures to the end will be saved.

Afflictions » What comes out of affliction

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

This light, temporary nature of our suffering is producing for us an everlasting weight of glory, far beyond any comparison, because we do not look for things that can be seen but for things that cannot be seen. For things that can be seen are temporary, but things that cannot be seen are eternal.

Afflictions » What affliction is for

2 Corinthians 1:6

If we suffer, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we are suffering.

Afflictions » The servant of the lord being afflicted

Isaiah 53:1-12

"Who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? For he grew up before him like a tender plant, and like a root out of a dry ground; he had no form and he had no majesty that we should look at him, and there is no attractiveness that we should desire him. "He was despised and rejected by others, and a man of sorrows, intimately familiar with suffering; and like one from whom people hide their faces; and we despised him and did not value him. read more.
"Surely he has borne our sufferings and carried our sorrows; yet we considered him stricken, and struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, and he was crushed for our iniquities, and the punishment that made us whole was upon him, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned, each of us, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he didn't open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, as a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. "From detention and judgment he was taken away and who can even think about his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living, he was stricken for the transgression of my people. Then they made his grave with the wicked, and with rich people in his death, although he had committed no violence, nor was there any deceit in his mouth." "Yet the LORD was willing to crush him, and he made him suffer. Although you make his soul an offering for sin, he will see his offspring, and he will prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will triumph in his hand. Out of the suffering of his soul he will see light and find satisfaction. And through his knowledge his servant, the righteous one, will make many righteous, and he will bear their iniquities. Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong; because he poured out his life to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he carried the sins of many, and made intercession for their transgressions."

Afflictions » Enduring afflictions

Afflictions » Who is afflicted

Afflictions » The afflictions of the righteous

Afflictions » Blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

"Has anyone ever really told God, "I've endured, and I won't act corruptly anymore.

Afflictions » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

"Has anyone ever really told God, "I've endured, and I won't act corruptly anymore.

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

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not reject the LORD's discipline, and do not despise his correction, because the LORD corrects the person he loves, just as a father corrects the son he delights in.

Hebrews 12:5

You have forgotten the encouragement that is addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline or give up when you are corrected by him.

1 Corinthians 11:32

Now, while we are being judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so we won't be condemned along with the world.

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

2 Corinthians 1:10

He has rescued us from a terrible death, and he will continue to rescue us. Yes, he is the one on whom we have set our hope, and he will rescue us again,

Job 5:19

"He will deliver you through six calamities; and calamity won't touch you throughout the seventh.

Psalm 91:3

He will surely deliver you from the hunter's snare and from the destructive plague.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » Sometimes prolonged

Psalm 6:3

And my soul is deeply distressed. But you, LORD, how long do I wait?

Psalm 35:17

LORD, how long will you just watch? Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from these young lions.

Psalm 80:4

LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, when will your smoldering anger toward your people's prayers cease?

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Impenitence in, examples of

2 Kings 17:14

But they would not listen. Instead, they were stubborn, just like their ancestors had been, who did not believe in the LORD their God.

2 Chronicles 28:22

In the midst of his troubles, King Ahaz became more and more unfaithful to the LORD.

2 Chronicles 33:23

except that he never humbled himself to the LORD like his father Manasseh had done. In fact, Amon multiplied his own guilt

Nehemiah 9:29

You admonished them to return to your Law, but they acted arrogantly, and would not listen to your commands. They sinned against your regulations, which if anyone obeys, he will live by them. They turned away, being stubborn and stiff-necked, and they did not listen.

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they ashamed because they did what was repugnant to God? They were not ashamed at all they don't even know how to blush! Therefore they'll fall with those who fall. When I punish them, they'll be brought down," says the LORD.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring that surviving third through, testing them as if through fire, purifying them like silver, assaying them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, "This is my people,' and they will say, "The LORD is my God.'"

Isaiah 1:25

When I turn my attention to you, I'll refine your dross as in a furnace. I'll remove all your alloy.

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

2 Corinthians 12:7

To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan's messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited.

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died that evening. The next morning, I did as I had been commanded.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they the Messiah's servants? I am insane to talk like this, but I am a far better one! I have been involved in far greater efforts, far more imprisonments, countless beatings, and have faced death more than once.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Of ministers and prophets

2 Corinthians 12:7

To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan's messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited.

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died that evening. The next morning, I did as I had been commanded.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they the Messiah's servants? I am insane to talk like this, but I am a far better one! I have been involved in far greater efforts, far more imprisonments, countless beatings, and have faced death more than once.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » From God

Ruth 1:20

But Naomi replied, "Don't call me "Naomi'! Call me "Mara'! That's because the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me.

Job 6:4

"The arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit absorbs their poison; God's terrors have been arranged just for me!

Job 16:12

"He tore me apart when I was at ease; grabbing me by my neck, he shook me to pieces then he really made me his target.

Psalm 66:11

You have led us into a trap and set burdens on our backs.

Afflictions » From God

Ruth 1:20

But Naomi replied, "Don't call me "Naomi'! Call me "Mara'! That's because the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me.

Job 6:4

"The arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit absorbs their poison; God's terrors have been arranged just for me!

Job 16:12

"He tore me apart when I was at ease; grabbing me by my neck, he shook me to pieces then he really made me his target.

Psalm 66:11

You have led us into a trap and set burdens on our backs.

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

Hebrews 12:5

You have forgotten the encouragement that is addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline or give up when you are corrected by him.

Ephesians 3:13

So then, I ask you not to become discouraged because of my troubles on your behalf, which work toward your glory.

More verses: Revelation 2:3

Afflictions » General references to

Isaiah 63:9

In all their distress he wasn't distressed, but the angel of his presence saved them; in his acts of love and in his acts of pity he redeemed them; he carried them and lifted them up all the days of old.

Exodus 3:7

The LORD said, "I have certainly seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry caused by their slave masters. I really do understand their pain,

Afflictions » Tempered with mercy

Psalm 106:43-46

He delivered them many times, but they demonstrated rebellion by their evil plans; therefore they sunk deep in their sins. Yet when he saw their distress and heard their cries for help, he remembered his covenant with them, and so relented according to the greatness of his gracious love. read more.
He caused all their captors to show compassion toward them.

Isaiah 30:18-21

"Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him." Indeed, you people who live in Zion and in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious the LORD will be to you at the sound of your cry! As soon as he hears it, he will answer you. And although the LORD gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers won't hide themselves anymore, but your own eyes will see your teachers. read more.
And whether you turn to the right or turn to the left, your ears will hear a message behind you: "This is the way, walk in it."

Lamentations 3:32

though he causes grief, his compassion abounds according to his gracious love.

Micah 7:7-9

But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God who will deliver me. My God will hear me. Don't be glad on my account, my enemy. When I fall, I'll get up. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD is a light for me. I will endure the LORD's anger since I have sinned against him until he takes over my defense, administers justice on my behalf, and brings me out to the light, where I will gaze on his righteousness.

More verses: Nahum 1:12

Afflictions » Exhibit the love and faithfulness of God

1 Corinthians 11:32

Now, while we are being judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so we won't be condemned along with the world.

Hebrews 12:6-7

For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he punishes every son he accepts." What you endure disciplines you: God is treating you as sons. Is there a son whom his father does not discipline?

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

Psalm 42:7

Deep waters call out to what is deeper still; at the roar of your waterfalls all your breakers and your waves swirled over me.

Psalm 124:4

Then the flood waters would have overwhelmed us, the torrent would have flooded over us;

Isaiah 30:20

And although the LORD gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers won't hide themselves anymore, but your own eyes will see your teachers.

More verses: Jonah 2:5

Afflictions » Often severe

Psalm 42:7

Deep waters call out to what is deeper still; at the roar of your waterfalls all your breakers and your waves swirled over me.

Job 16:7-16

"God has certainly worn me out; you devastated my entire world. You've arrested me, making me testify against myself! My leanness rises up to attack me, accusing me to my face. His anger tears me in his persistent resentment against me; he gnashes his teeth at me. My adversary glares at me. read more.
People gaped at me with mouths wide open; they slap me in their scorn and gather together against me. God has delivered me over to the ungodly, throwing me into the control of the wicked. "He tore me apart when I was at ease; grabbing me by my neck, he shook me to pieces then he really made me his target. His archers surround me, slashing open my kidneys without pity; he pours out my gall on the ground. Attack follows attack as he breaks through my defenses! He runs over me like a mighty warrior. "I've even sewn sackcloth directly to my skin; I've buried my strength in the dust. My face is red from my tears, and dark shadows encircle my eyelids,

Psalm 66:12

You caused men to ride over us. You brought us through fire and water, but you led us to abundance.

Jonah 2:3

You cast me into the deep into the heart of the sea. Flood waters engulfed me. All your breakers and your waves swirled over me.

Afflictions » Sin visited with

2 Samuel 12:14

Nathan responded to David, "There's one other thing: the LORD has forgiven your sin. You won't die. Nevertheless, because you have despised the LORD's enemies with utter contempt, the son born to you will most certainly die."

Psalm 89:30-32

"But if his sons abandon my laws and do not follow my ordinances, if they profane my statutes; and do not keep my commands, then I will punish their disobedience with a rod and their iniquity with lashes.

Isaiah 57:17

Because of his wicked greed I was angry, so I punished him; and I hid my face, and was angry but he kept turning back to his stubborn will.

Acts 13:10-11

and said, "You're full of every form of deception and trickery, you son of the Devil, you enemy of all that is right! You'll never stop perverting the straight ways of the Lord, will you? The Lord is against you now, and you'll be blind and unable to see the sun for a while!" At that moment a dark mist came over him, and he went around looking for someone to lead him by the hand.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Divine care in sickness

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » David

Psalm 42:6

My God, my soul feels depressed within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of Jordan, from the heights of Hermon, even from the foothills.

Psalm 69:2

I am sinking in deep mire, and there is no solid ground. I have come into deep water, and the flood overwhelms me.

Psalm 73:16

When I tried to understand this, it was too difficult for me

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » David

2 Kings 20:19

At this, Hezekiah replied to Isaiah, "What you've spoken from the LORD is good," because he had been thinking, "Why not, as long as there's peace and security in my lifetime"?"

2 Samuel 12:23

But now that he has died, what's the point of fasting? Can I bring him back again? I'll be going to be with him, but he won't be returning to me."

2 Samuel 15:26

But if he should say something like "I'm not pleased with you,' well then, here I am let him do to me whatever seems right to him."

Afflictions » Often arise from the profession of the gospel

2 Timothy 3:11-12

and how I was persecuted and suffered in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in union with the Messiah Jesus will be persecuted.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls as for me, I will rejoice in the LORD. I will find my joy in the God who delivers me.

Afflictions » Of saints, are but temporary

Isaiah 54:7-8

"For a brief moment I abandoned you; but I'll gather you with great compassion. I hid my face from you for a moment in a surge of anger, but I will have compassion on you with my everlasting gracious love," says the LORD your Redeemer.

Afflictions » God regulates the measure of

Psalm 80:5

You fed them tears as their food, and caused them to drink a full measure of tears.

Isaiah 9:1

But there will be no gloom for her who was in distress. Formerly, he brought contempt to the region of Zebulun and the region of Naphtali, but in the future he will have made glorious the way of the sea, the territory beyond the Jordan Galilee of the nations.

Jeremiah 46:28

"As for you, my servant Jacob, don't be afraid, and Israel, don't be dismayed," declares the LORD, "for I am with you. Indeed, I'll make an end of all the nations where I scattered you; but I won't make an end of you! I'll discipline you justly, but I'll certainly not leave you unpunished."

Afflictions » God dispenses, as he will

Job 11:10

"If he bypasses, or imprisons, or convenes a court, who can stop him?

Isaiah 10:15

"Does the ax exalt itself over the one who swings it? Or does the saw magnify itself in opposition to the one who wields it? As if a rod were to wield those who lift it, or as if a club were to brandish the one who is not wood!

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

Afflictions » Sin produces

Job 4:8

It's been my experience that those who plow the soil of iniquity and those who sow the seed of trouble will reap their harvest!

Job 20:11

Though his bones were full of youthful vigor; yet they will lie down with him in the dust.

Proverbs 1:31

They will eat the fruit of their way, and they will be filled with their own devices.

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

Afflictions » God appoints

2 Kings 6:33

While he was still talking with them, the messenger arrived to see him and delivered the king's message to Elisha, "Look! This evil has come from the LORD! Why should I wait for the LORD anymore?"

Job 5:6

For wickedness doesn't crop up from dust, nor does trouble sprout out of the ground;

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The final test

1 Corinthians 3:13

the workmanship of each person will become evident, for the day of judgment will show what it is, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's action.

Afflictions » Frequently terminate in good

Exodus 1:11-12

So the Egyptians placed supervisors over them, oppressing them with heavy burdens. The Israelis built the supply cities of Pithom and Rameses for Pharaoh. But the more the Egyptians afflicted the Israelis, the more they multiplied and flourished, so that the Egyptians became terrified of the Israelis.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The refining process

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring that surviving third through, testing them as if through fire, purifying them like silver, assaying them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, "This is my people,' and they will say, "The LORD is my God.'"

Malachi 3:3

he will sit refining and purifying silver, purifying the descendants of Levi, refining them like gold and silver. Then they'll bring a righteous offering to the LORD.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 15:10

How terrible for me, my mother, that you gave birth to me, a man of strife and contention for the whole land! I've neither lent nor borrowed, yet everyone curses me.

Micah 7:1

Poor me! I feel like those who harvest summer fruit, or like those who pick grapes there are no clusters to eat or any fresh fruit that I want.

Afflictions » Always less than we deserve

Ezra 9:13

"After all that has happened to us because of our evil behavior, and because of our great sin considering that you our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve and have given us this deliverance

Psalm 103:10

He neither deals with us according to our sins, nor repays us equivalent to our iniquity.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Acts 16:23

After giving them a severe beating, they threw them in jail and ordered the jailer to keep them under tight security.

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Christ

John 18:11

Jesus told Peter, "Put your sword back into its sheath. Shouldn't I drink the cup that the Father has given me?"

Afflictions » Saints are to expect

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Job

Job 10:1

"I am disgusted with living, so I'm going to talk about my complaint freely. I'll speak out from the bitterness of my soul.

Psalm 31:10

My life is consumed by sorrow, my years with groaning. My strength has faltered because of my iniquity; my bones have been consumed.

Afflictions » Saints have joy under

Afflictions » Saints appointed to

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

Revelation 7:13-14

"Who are these people wearing white robes," one of the elders asked me, "and where did they come from?" I told him, "Sir, you know."

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Sufficiency of divine grace

Afflictions » God does not willingly send

Lamentations 3:33

For he does not deliberately hurt or grieve human beings.

Afflictions » Man is born to

Job 5:6

For wickedness doesn't crop up from dust, nor does trouble sprout out of the ground;

Afflictions » God determines the continuance of

Genesis 15:13-14

Then the LORD told Abram, "You can be certain about this: Your descendants will be foreigners in a land that isn't theirs. They will be slaves there and will be oppressed for 400 years. However, I will judge the nation that they serve, and later they will leave there with many possessions.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Fiery trials

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, do not be surprised by the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. Instead, because you are participating in the sufferings of the Messiah, keep on rejoicing, so that you may be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Final deliverance from sorrow and pain

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Fellowship in Christ's sufferings

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, do not be surprised by the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. Instead, because you are participating in the sufferings of the Messiah, keep on rejoicing, so that you may be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed.

Afflictions » Consequent upon the fall

Genesis 3:16-19

He told the woman, "I'll greatly increase the pain of your labor during childbirth. It will be painful for you to bear children, "since your trust is turning toward your husband, and he will dominate you." He told the man, "Because you have listened to what your wife said, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, "You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground because of you. You'll eat from it through pain-filled labor for the rest of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you'll eat the plants from the meadows. read more.
You will eat food by the sweat of your brow until you're buried in the ground, because you were taken from it. You're made from dust and you'll return to dust."

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Deliverance

Psalm 34:19-20

A righteous person will have many troubles, but the LORD will deliver him from them all. God protects all his bones; not one of them will be broken.

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

1 Samuel 3:18

So Samuel told him everything he did not conceal anything from him. Eli said, "He is the LORD. May he do what seems good to him."

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » moses

Numbers 11:15

If this is how you treat me, please kill me right now, if I've found favor in your eyes, because I don't want to keep staring at all of this misery!"

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

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Elijah

1 Kings 19:4

and ran for a day's journey deep into the wilderness. He found a juniper tree, sat down under it, and prayed that he could die. He asked God, "Enough! LORD! Take my life, because I'm not better than my ancestors!"

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Comfort of God's presence

Afflictions » Promises concerning » An eternal home

John 14:1-2

"Don't let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. There are many rooms in my Father's house. If there weren't, I wouldn't have told you that I am going away to prepare a place for you, would I?

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

Psalm 17:3

When you probe my heart, and examine me at night; when you refine me, you will find nothing wrong, for I have determined that I will not transgress with my mouth.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » The disciples

Luke 24:17

He asked them, "What are you discussing with each other as you're walking along?" They stood still and looked gloomy.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Joshua

Joshua 7:7

"Lord GOD," Joshua asked, "Why have you brought this people across the Jordan River? To hand us over to the Amorites so we'll be destroyed? Wouldn't it have been better for us to be content to settle on the other side of the Jordan?

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

Acts 21:14

When he could not be persuaded otherwise, we remained silent except to say, "May 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

They are like a person building a house, who dug a deep hole to lay the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the floodwaters pushed against that house but couldn't shake it, because it had been founded on the rock.

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

Jesus told Peter, "Put your sword back into its sheath. Shouldn't I drink the cup that the Father has given me?"

Afflictions » Always less than deserved

Ezra 9:13

"After all that has happened to us because of our evil behavior, and because of our great sin considering that you our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve and have given us this deliverance

Psalm 103:10

He neither deals with us according to our sins, nor repays us equivalent to our iniquity.

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

1 Samuel 3:15-18

Samuel lay down until morning and then opened the doors of the house of the LORD, but he was afraid to report the vision to Eli. Then Eli called Samuel: "Samuel, my son." He said, "Here I am." Eli said, "What did the LORD say to you? Please don't conceal anything from me. May God do this to you and even more if you conceal from me one word of all that he spoke to you." read more.
So Samuel told him everything he did not conceal anything from him. Eli said, "He is the LORD. May he do what seems good to him."

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

Acts 16:23-25

After giving them a severe beating, they threw them in jail and ordered the jailer to keep them under tight security. Having received these orders, he put them into the inner cell and fastened their feet in leg irons. Around midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » The shunammite woman

2 Kings 4:18-37

After the child had grown up a bit, one day he went out to visit his father, who was with the harvesters. He told his father, "My head! My head!" So his father ordered his servant, "Carry him over to his mother!" So the servant carried him over to his mother, where he rested on her lap until mid-day, and then he died. read more.
The woman went upstairs, laid him on the bed belonging to the man of God, and shut the door, leaving him behind as she left. Then she called to her husband and asked him, "Please send me one of the servants, along with one of the donkeys, so I can ride quickly to see that godly man. I'll be right back." He asked her, "What's the point of visiting him today? It's not a New Moon, and it isn't the Sabbath!" But she kept saying, "Things will go well." So she saddled a donkey and told her servant, "Forward, driver! Don't slow down on my account, unless I tell you!" So out she went and eventually she arrived at Mount Carmel to visit the man of God. When the man of God noticed her from a distance, he told his attendant Gehazi, "Look! There's the woman from Shunem! Please run out quickly and greet her. Ask her, "Are things going well with you? Are things going well with your husband? Are things going well with your child?'" She answered Gehazi, "Things are going well." As she came near the man of God on the mountain, she grabbed his feet. When Gehazi intervened to push her away, the man of God said, "Leave her alone! She is deeply troubled! The LORD has concealed the thing from me, and hasn't informed me." Then she asked, "Did I ask my lord for a son? Didn't I beg you, "Don't mislead me?'" At this he told Gehazi, "Get ready to run! Take my staff in your hand, and get on the road. Don't greet anyone you meet. If anyone greets you, don't respond. Just go lay my staff on the youngster's face." At this, the youngster's mother replied, "As long as you and the LORD live, I'm not leaving you!" So he got up and followed her. Meanwhile, Gehazi went on ahead of them and placed the staff on the youngster's face, but when there was no sound or reaction, he returned, met Elisha, and told him, "The youngster has shown no sign of awakening." When Elisha entered the house, there was the youngster, dead and laid out on Elisha's bed! So he entered, shut the door behind them both, and prayed to the LORD. Then he approached the child and lay down with his mouth near the child's, with his eyes near those of the child, and taking the child's hands in his. As Elisha stretched himself on the child, the child's flesh began to grow warm. Then he went downstairs, walked around back and forth inside the house once, went back up to his upper chamber, and stretched himself over the child again. The young man sneezed seven times and then opened his eyes. He called out to Gehazi, "Go get the Shunammite woman!" So he called her. When she came in to see Elisha, he told her, "Take back your son!" Then she approached him, fell at his feet, bowing low to the ground, took back her son, and went out.

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 censer, placed fire in it, covered it with incense, and brought it into the LORD's presence as unauthorized fire that he had never prescribed for them. As a result, fire came out from the LORD's presence and incinerated them. They died while in the LORD's presence. Moses spoke with Aaron about what the LORD had said: "Among those who are near me, I'll show myself holy so that I'll be glorified before all people." So Aaron remained silent.

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

2 Samuel 12:23

But now that he has died, what's the point of fasting? Can I bring him back again? I'll be going to be with him, but he won't be returning to me."

Fasting » Afflictions

Psalm 35:13

But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king retired to his palace to spend the night fasting. He enjoyed no entertainment, and he couldn't sleep.

Topics on Afflictions

Afflictions As Blessings In Disguise

18;5;17

"Indeed, how blessed is the person whom God reproves! So never disrespect the discipline of the Almighty,

Afflictions Of Ministers

26;24;18

So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died that evening. The next morning, I did as I had been commanded.

Afflictions Of The Wicked

2;14;4

I've made Pharaoh's heart stubborn so he will pursue them. But I'll receive honor by means of Pharaoh and his army, so that the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD." So this is what the Israelis did.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

2;9;14-15

Indeed, this time I'm sending all my plagues against you, your officials, and your people, so you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth.

Afflictions Resulting In Good

1;50;20

As far as you're concerned, you were planning evil against me, but God intended it for good, planning to bring about the present result so that many people would be preserved alive.

Afflictions, Consolation During

19;23;4

Even when I walk through a valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid because you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me.

Afflictions, In Christian Living

41;4;17

but since they don't have any roots, they last for only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes along because of the word, they immediately fall away.

Afflictions, Prayer During

59;5;13

Is anyone among you suffering? He should keep on praying. Is anyone cheerful? He should keep reciting psalms.

Afflictions, Purpose Of

23;63;9

In all their distress he wasn't distressed, but the angel of his presence saved them; in his acts of love and in his acts of pity he redeemed them; he carried them and lifted them up all the days of old.

Afflictions, Temporary

19;30;5

For his wrath is only momentary; yet his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may lodge for the night, but shouts of joy will come in the morning.

Beneficial Afflictions For Humility

5;8;3

He humbled you, causing you to be hungry, yet he fed you with manna that neither you nor your ancestors had known, in order to teach you that human beings are not to live by food alone instead human beings are to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.

God Appointed Afflictions

52;3;3

so that no one would be shaken by these persecutions, for which you are aware that we were destined.

How Sin Comes With Afflictions

10;12;14

Nathan responded to David, "There's one other thing: the LORD has forgiven your sin. You won't die. Nevertheless, because you have despised the LORD's enemies with utter contempt, the son born to you will most certainly die."

Prolonged Afflictions

19;6;3

And my soul is deeply distressed. But you, LORD, how long do I wait?

Severe Afflictions

47;8;2

In spite of their terrible ordeal of suffering, their abundant joy and deep poverty have led them to be abundantly generous.

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