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46 Bible Verses about Afflictions

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Psalm 119:71

It was good for me that I have been humbled, that I might learn thy statutes.

Nahum 1:9

What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end; he will not hold back the tribulation the second time.

Job 36:15

He shall deliver the poor from his poverty, and in affliction shall open their ears.

Psalm 90:15

Make us glad according to the days in which thou hast afflicted us and the years in which we have seen evil.

Psalm 31:7

I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy, for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities

Psalm 22:24

For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the poor in spirit; neither has he hid his face from him, but when he cried unto him, he heard.

Psalm 132:1

A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David and all his afflictions:

Revelation 2:9

I know thy works and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Exodus 3:7

And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

2 Corinthians 1:8

Because, brothers, we would not have you ignore our tribulation which was done unto us in Asia, that we were burdened beyond our strength, in such a manner that we despaired even of life:

Acts 7:10

and delivered him out of all his afflictions and gave him grace and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

Psalm 25:18

Resh Look upon my affliction and my pain and forgive all my sins.

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Afflictions » The afflicted

Exodus 22:22-23

Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any manner, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

2 Samuel 22:21-28

The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not wickedly departed from my God. For I have all his ordinances before me and am attentive to his statutes; I will not depart from them. read more.
And I was perfect before him and have kept myself from my iniquity. Therefore, the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness before his eyes. With the merciful thou art good, and with the perfect thou art upright. With the pure thou art pure, and with the perverse thou art an adversary. Thou wilt save the poor in spirit; but thine eyes are upon the haughty that thou may bring them down.

Job 34:23-28

For he will not lay upon man more than that which is just; that he should enter into judgment with God. He shall break in pieces mighty men without number and set others in their stead. Therefore, he shall cause their works to be notorious, when he shall overturn them in the night, so that they are destroyed. read more.
He shall strike them as wicked men in the open sight of others because thus they turned back from him and would not consider any of his ways so that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the poor are difficult, but he that is of a good heart has a continual feast.

More verses: Proverbs 22:22-23

Afflictions » The lord not afflicting

Job 37:23

Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out; he is excellent in power and in judgment, and in plenty of righteousness he will not afflict.

Lamentations 3:31-39

Caph For the Lord will not cast off for ever: Caph But though he causes grief, yet he will also have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. Caph For he does not afflict nor grieve the sons of men from his heart. read more.
Lamed To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth, Lamed To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, Lamed To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord does not approve. Mem Who shall he be that saith that something comes which the Lord has not sent? Mem Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good? Mem Why does the living man have pain, the man in his sins?

Afflictions » Christians being afflicted

Matthew 10:16-18

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore prudent as serpents and innocent as doves. But keep yourselves from men, for they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; and ye shall even be brought before princes and kings for my sake, for testimony unto them and to the Gentiles.

Matthew 24:8-13

All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they shall deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you, and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended and shall betray one another and shall hate one another. read more.
And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many. And because lawlessness shall abound, the charity of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Afflictions » What comes out of affliction

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For our tribulation, which is momentary and light, prepares an exceeding and eternal weight of glory unto us; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen, for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Afflictions » What affliction is for

2 Corinthians 1:6

And if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and saving health, which is effected in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and saving health.

Afflictions » The servant of the lord being afflicted

Isaiah 53:1-12

Who shall believe our report? and upon whom shall the arm of the LORD be manifested? With all this he shall grow up before him as a tender sprout and as a root out of a dry ground. There is no outward appearance in him, nor beauty. We shall see him, yet nothing attractive about him that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected among men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with weakness; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. read more.
Surely he has borne our sicknesses and suffered our pain: and we considered him stricken, smitten of God, and cast down. But he was wounded for our rebellions; he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and by his stripes healing was provided for us. All we like sheep have become lost; we have turned each one to his own way; and the LORD transposed in him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he did not open his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment; and who shall count his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living; for the rebellion of my people he was smitten. And he made his grave with the wicked, and his death with the rich; even though he had never done evil, neither was any deceit in his mouth. With all this the LORD chose to bruise him; subjecting him to grief. When he shall have offered his soul for atonement, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the will of the LORD shall be prospered in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied. And by his knowledge shall my righteous slave justify many, for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil unto the strong because he has poured out his soul unto death, and he was numbered with the rebellious, having born the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Afflictions » Enduring afflictions

Afflictions » Who is afflicted

Afflictions » The afflictions of the righteous

Afflictions » Blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

For it is of God to say, I have forgiven, I will no longer destroy.

Afflictions » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

For it is of God to say, I have forgiven, I will no longer destroy.

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

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For the LORD chastens whom he loves and delights in, even as a father to his son.

Hebrews 12:5

And ye have quite forgotten the consolation which speaks unto you as unto sons, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art reproved of him:

1 Corinthians 11:32

But being judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

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

Job 5:19

He shall deliver thee in six tribulations, and in the seventh no evil shall touch thee.

Psalm 91:3

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the mortal pestilence.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » Sometimes prolonged

Psalm 6:3

My soul is also greatly troubled; but thou, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Restore my soul from their destructions, my life from the lions.

Psalm 80:4

O LORD God of the hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Impenitence in, examples of

2 Kings 17:14

Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, who had never believed in the LORD their God.

2 Chronicles 28:22

Furthermore, king Ahaz in the time of his distress trespassed even more against the LORD,

2 Chronicles 33:23

But he never humbled himself before the LORD as Manasseh, his father, humbled himself; to the contrary Amon multiplied the guilt.

Nehemiah 9:29

and didst protest unto them, that they return unto thy law; yet they dealt proudly and did not hearken unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments (which if a man shall do, in them he shall live) and withdrew the shoulder and hardened their neck and would not hear.

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? no, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush; therefore, they shall fall among those that shall fall: at the time that I visit them they shall fall, saith the LORD.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

And I will put the third part into the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried; He shall call on my name, and I will hear him; I will say, My people, and he shall say, The LORD is my God.

Isaiah 1:25

and I will turn my hand upon thee and according to pureness purge away thy dross and take away all thy tin;

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

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

1 Corinthians 4:11

Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst and are ill clad and are buffeted and have no certain dwellingplace

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Of ministers and prophets

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

1 Corinthians 4:11

Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst and are ill clad and are buffeted and have no certain dwellingplace

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » From God

Ruth 1:20

And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Job 6:4

For the arrows of the Almighty are within me; my spirit drinks of the poison; and terrors of God combat me.

Job 16:12

I was prosperous, but he has broken me asunder; he has taken me by my neck and shaken me to pieces and set me up for his mark.

Psalm 66:11

Thou didst bring us into the net; thou didst lay affliction upon our loins.

Afflictions » From God

Ruth 1:20

And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Job 6:4

For the arrows of the Almighty are within me; my spirit drinks of the poison; and terrors of God combat me.

Job 16:12

I was prosperous, but he has broken me asunder; he has taken me by my neck and shaken me to pieces and set me up for his mark.

Psalm 66:11

Thou didst bring us into the net; thou didst lay affliction upon our loins.

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

Hebrews 12:5

And ye have quite forgotten the consolation which speaks unto you as unto sons, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art reproved of him:

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

More verses: Revelation 2:3

Afflictions » General references to

Exodus 3:7

And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

Afflictions » Tempered with mercy

Psalm 78:38

But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; many a time turned he his anger away and did not stir up all his wrath.

Psalm 106:43-46

He delivered them many times, but they rebelled at his counsel and were brought low for their iniquity. Nevertheless he would look upon their affliction and hear their cry and remember his covenant with them and repent according to the multitude of his mercies. read more.
He also caused those that carried them captives to have mercy upon them.

Isaiah 30:18-21

And therefore will the LORD wait for you, that he may have mercy on you, and therefore will he be exalted having mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all those that wait for him. For the people shall dwell in Zion, in Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he who has mercy shall show mercy unto thee; at the voice of thy cry when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. But the Lord shall give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction; thy rain shall never more be taken away, but thine eyes shall see thy rain: read more.
Then thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, that ye not turn to the right hand and that ye not turn to the left hand.

Lamentations 3:32

Caph But though he causes grief, yet he will also have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

Micah 7:7-9

Therefore I will wait for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my saving health; my God will hear me. Do not rejoice against me, O my enemy; for if I have fallen, I shall arise; if I sit in darkness, the LORD is my light. I will bear the indignation of the LORD because I have sinned against him, until he has judged my cause and executed my judgment; he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.

More verses: Nahum 1:12

Afflictions » Exhibit the love and faithfulness of God

Psalm 119:75

I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

1 Corinthians 11:32

But being judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Hebrews 12:6-7

for whom the Lord loves, he chastens and scourges everyone whom he receives as a son. If ye endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father does not chasten?

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

Psalm 124:4

then the waters would have overwhelmed us; the flood would have gone over our soul;

Isaiah 30:20

But the Lord shall give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction; thy rain shall never more be taken away, but thine eyes shall see thy rain:

More verses: Jonah 2:5

Afflictions » Often severe

Job 16:7-16

But now he has made me weary; thou hast made desolate all my company. And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me bears witness to my face. His wrath has torn me and has been against me; he gnashed upon me with his teeth; my enemy sharpened his eyes upon me. read more.
They have opened their mouth against me; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. God has delivered me unto the liar, and in the hands of the wicked he has caused me to tremble. I was prosperous, but he has broken me asunder; he has taken me by my neck and shaken me to pieces and set me up for his mark. His archers compassed me round about; he cleaved my kidneys asunder and did not spare; he poured out my gall upon the ground. He broke me with breach upon breach; he ran upon me like a giant. I have sewn sackcloth upon my skin and put dust over my head. My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death,

Psalm 66:12

Thou hast placed a man over our head; we went through fire and through water, but thou didst bring us out into abundance.

Jonah 2:3

For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about; all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

Afflictions » Sin visited with

2 Samuel 12:14

However, because by this deed, thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme; the son that is born unto thee shall surely die.

Psalm 89:30-32

If his sons forsake my law and do not walk in my judgments, if they profane my statutes and do not keep my commandments, then I will visit their rebellion with the rod and their iniquity with stripes.

Isaiah 57:17

For the iniquity of his covetousness I was wroth and smote him: I hid my face and was wroth, and he went on rebelliously in the way of his heart.

Acts 13:10-11

and said, O full of all deception and all licentiousness, thou son of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is against thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness, and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Divine care in sickness

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » David

Psalm 42:6

O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore I will remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the mountain of Mizar.

Psalm 69:2

I sink in deep mire where there is no standing; I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Psalm 73:16

I shall meditate that I might understand this; it is very hard for me to see.

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » David

2 Kings 20:19

Then Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, The word of the LORD which thou hast spoken is good. And he said, For shall there not be peace and truth in my days?

2 Samuel 12:23

But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

2 Samuel 15:26

But if he should say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here I am, let him do to me as seems good unto him.

Afflictions » Often arise from the profession of the gospel

2 Timothy 3:11-12

persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra, persecutions I have endured, and the Lord delivered me out of them all. And all that desire to live godly in Christ Jesus shall also suffer persecution.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Because the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labour of the olive shall lie, and the cultivated fields shall yield no food; the sheep shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will joy in the God of my saving health.

Afflictions » Of saints, are but temporary

Isaiah 54:7-8

For a small moment I have forsaken thee; but with great mercies I will gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with eternal mercy I will have compassion on thee, said the LORD thy Redeemer.

Afflictions » God regulates the measure of

Psalm 80:5

Thou dost feed them with the bread of tears and give them tears to drink in great measure.

Isaiah 9:1

Nevertheless this darkness shall not be the same as the affliction that came upon her when they lightly touched the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, nor afterward when they more grievously afflicted her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the Gentiles.

Jeremiah 46:28

Fear thou not, O Jacob my slave, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the Gentiles where I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but I will chastise thee with judgment; and I will not completely cut thee off.

Afflictions » God dispenses, as he will

Job 11:10

If he cuts off, or shuts up, or gathers together, then who can hinder him?

Isaiah 10:15

Shall the axe boast itself against him that hews with it? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that moves it? as if the rod should rise up against those that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift itself up. Is it not wood?

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

Afflictions » Sin produces

Job 20:11

His bones are full of the sins of his youth, which shall be buried with him in the dust.

Proverbs 1:31

Therefore they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own counsel.

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

Afflictions » God appoints

2 Kings 6:33

And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him; and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; for what should I wait for the LORD any longer?

Job 5:6

For the iniquity does not come forth out of the dust; neither does chastisement spring up out of the ground;

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The final test

1 Corinthians 3:13

the work of each one shall be made manifest, for the day shall declare it because it shall be revealed by fire; the work of each one, whatever sort it is, the fire shall put it to test.

Afflictions » Frequently terminate in good

Exodus 1:11-12

Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built the supply cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew, so much that they loathed the sons of Israel.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The refining process

Zechariah 13:9

And I will put the third part into the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried; He shall call on my name, and I will hear him; I will say, My people, and he shall say, The LORD is my God.

Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit to refine and to purify the silver: for he shall purify the sons of Levi and purge them as gold and silver that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 15:10

Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them curses me.

Micah 7:1

Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.

Afflictions » Always less than we deserve

Ezra 9:13

And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guiltiness, seeing that thou our God hast intervened that we no longer be oppressed because of our iniquities and hast given us such an escape as this,

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Acts 16:23

And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely,

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Christ

John 18:11

Then Jesus said unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath; the cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?

Afflictions » Saints are to expect

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Job

Job 10:1

My soul is cut off in my life; therefore, I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Psalm 31:10

For my life is spent with grief and my years with sighing: my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

Afflictions » Saints have joy under

Afflictions » Saints appointed to

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

Revelation 7:13-14

And one of the elders responded and asked me, Who are these who are arrayed in long white robes? and where did they come from? And I said unto him, lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are those who came out of great tribulation and have washed their long 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

Caph For he does not afflict nor grieve the sons of men from his heart.

Afflictions » Man is born to

Job 5:6

For the iniquity does not come forth out of the dust; neither does chastisement spring up out of the ground;

Afflictions » God determines the continuance of

Genesis 15:13-14

Then he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs and shall serve them, and they shall afflict them four hundred years; and also that nation, whom they shall serve, I will judge; and afterward shall they come out with great riches.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Fiery trials

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, think it not strange when you are tried by fire (which is done to prove you) as though some strange thing happened unto you, but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of the afflictions of the Christ, so that also in the revelation of his glory, ye may rejoice in triumph.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Final deliverance from sorrow and pain

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Fellowship in Christ's sufferings

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, think it not strange when you are tried by fire (which is done to prove you) as though some strange thing happened unto you, but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of the afflictions of the Christ, so that also in the revelation of his glory, ye may rejoice in triumph.

Afflictions » Consequent upon the fall

Genesis 3:16-19

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth sons; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed shall be the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the grass of the field; read more.
in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread until thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken, for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Deliverance

Psalm 34:19-20

Koph Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD shall deliver him out of them all, Resh keeping all his bones; not one of them shall be broken.

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

1 Samuel 3:18

And Samuel declared all of it to him without hiding any thing. Then he said, It is the LORD; let him do what seems good unto him.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » moses

Numbers 11:15

And if thou must deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found grace in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

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

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Elijah

1 Kings 19:4

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and desiring to die, he said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Comfort of God's presence

Afflictions » Promises concerning » An eternal home

John 14:1-2

Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

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

Psalm 17:3

Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast refined me and hast found no iniquity; that which I thought did not pass through my mouth.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » The disciples

Luke 24:17

And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another as ye walk and are sad?

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Joshua

Joshua 7:7

And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, why hast thou caused this people to pass the Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? We should have been content and dwelt on the other side of the Jordan!

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

Acts 21:14

And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, Let the will of the Lord 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 who built a house and dug deep and laid the foundation upon rock; and when the flood arose, the river beat vehemently upon that house and could not shake it, for it was founded upon 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

Then Jesus said unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath; the cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?

Afflictions » Always less than deserved

Ezra 9:13

And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guiltiness, seeing that thou our God hast intervened that we no longer be oppressed because of our iniquities and hast given us such an escape as this,

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

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

1 Samuel 3:15-18

And Samuel lay until the morning and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to show Eli the vision. Then Eli called Samuel and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I. And he said, What is the word that the LORD has spoken unto thee? I pray thee do not hide it from me. God do so to thee and more also, if thou hide any thing from me of all the word that he spoke unto thee. read more.
And Samuel declared all of it to him without hiding any thing. Then he said, It is the LORD; let him do what seems good unto him.

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

Acts 16:23-25

And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely, who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison and made their feet fast in the stocks. But at midnight as Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God, and the prisoners heard them,

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » The shunammite woman

2 Kings 4:18-37

And when the child was grown, it came to pass one day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a servant, Carry him to his mother. And when he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon and then died. read more.
Then she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God and shut the door upon him and went out. And calling her husband, she said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men and one of the asses that I may run to the man of God and come again. And he said, Why must thou go to him today? It is neither new moon nor sabbath. And she said, Peace. Then she caused the ass to be saddled and said to her servant, Lead and go forward; slack not the pace for me except I bid thee. So she went and came unto the man of God to Mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi, his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite. Run now, I pray thee, to meet her and say unto her, Dost thou have peace? And thy husband? And the child? And she answered, Peace. And when she came to the man of God in the mountain, she caught him by the feet. And Gehazi came near to thrust her away; but the man of God said, Let her alone, for her soul is bitter within her; and the LORD has hid it from me and has not revealed it to me. Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? Did I not say, Do not deceive me? Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins and take my staff in thy hand and go; if thou meet anyone, salute him not; and if anyone salutes thee, answer him not again, and lay my staff upon the face of the child. Then the mother of the child said, As the LORD lives and as thy soul lives, I will not leave thee. And he arose and followed her. And Gehazi had gone on before them and had laid the staff upon the face of the child, but there was neither voice, nor attention. Therefore he went again to meet him and told him, saying, The child is not awaked. And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was laid dead upon his bed. He went in therefore and shut the door upon both of them and prayed unto the LORD. Then he went up and lay upon the child and put his mouth upon his mouth and his eyes upon his eyes and his hands upon his hands; thus he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. Then he returned and walked through the house to and fro and went up and stretched himself upon him again; and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. And he called Gehazi and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And as she was coming in unto him, he said, Take up thy son. Then she entered in and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground and took up her son and went out.

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

Leviticus 10:1-3

And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took each of them his censer and put fire therein and put incense thereon and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he had never commanded them. And there went out fire from the LORD and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is what the LORD spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in those that come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron was 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 shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

Fasting » Afflictions

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer rose up in my bosom.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and lay down without eating; neither were instruments of music brought before him, and his sleep fled from him.

Topics on Afflictions

Afflictions Of Ministers

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

Afflictions Of The Wicked

Exodus 14:4

And I will harden Pharaoh's heart that he shall follow after them; and I will be glorified in Pharaoh and in all his host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

Exodus 9:14-15

For otherwise this time I will send all my plagues upon thine heart and upon thy slaves and upon thy people that thou may know that there is none like me in all the earth.

Afflictions, Benefits Of

John 9:1-3

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth.

Afflictions, In Christian Living

Mark 4:17

but have no root in themselves and are temporal; afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

Beneficial Afflictions For Faith

Genesis 22:1-2

And it came to pass after these things that God proved Abraham and said unto him, Abraham; and he said, Behold, here I am.

Beneficial Afflictions For Humility

Deuteronomy 8:3

And he afflicted thee and caused thee to hunger and sustained thee with manna, food of which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know, that he might make thee know that man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD shall man live.

How Sin Comes With Afflictions

2 Samuel 12:14

However, because by this deed, thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme; the son that is born unto thee shall surely die.

Severe Afflictions

2 Corinthians 8:2

how that in a great trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

The End Of Afflictions

Psalm 126:5-6

Those that sow with tears shall reap with joy.