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Theasaurus: Afflictions

44 Bible Verses about Afflictions

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Psalm 119:71

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes.

Nahum 1:9

What do you imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

Job 36:15

He delivers the poor in his affliction, and opens their ears in oppression.

Psalm 90:15

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

Psalm 31:7

I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy: for you have considered my trouble; you have known my soul in adversities;

Psalm 22:24

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

Psalm 132:1

[A song of ascents.] LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:

Revelation 2:9

I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them 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

For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life:

Acts 7:10

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

Psalm 25:18

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

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Afflictions » The afflicted

Exodus 22:22-23

You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If you afflict them in any way, 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 has he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them. read more.
I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from my iniquity. Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eyesight. With the merciful you will show yourself merciful, and with the upright man you will show yourself upright. With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the devious you will show yourself shrewd. And the afflicted people you will save: but your eyes are upon the haughty, that you may bring them down.

Job 34:23-28

For he will not lay upon man more than what is right; that he should enter into judgment with God. He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their place. Therefore he knows their works, and he overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed. read more.
He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others; Because 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 afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

More verses: Proverbs 22:22-23

Afflictions » The lord not afflicting

Job 37:23

As for the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundant justice: he will not afflict.

Lamentations 3:31-39

For the Lord will not cast off forever: But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he does not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. read more.
To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth, To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approves not. Who is he that says, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not? Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good? Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Afflictions » Christians being afflicted

Matthew 10:16-18

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

Matthew 24:8-13

All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you 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 iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow 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 light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 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 whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

Afflictions » The servant of the lord being afflicted

Isaiah 53:1-12

Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no stately form nor splendor; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: 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 griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone 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 opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days, and the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he has poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bore 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

Surely it is fitting to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

Afflictions » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

Surely it is fitting to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

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

Proverbs 3:11-12

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

Hebrews 12:5

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:

1 Corinthians 11:32

But when we are 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 you in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch you.

Psalm 91:3

Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » Sometimes prolonged

Psalm 6:3

My soul is also greatly troubled: but you, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 13:1

[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] How long will you forget me, O LORD? forever? how long will you hide your face from me?

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long will you look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my precious life from the lions.

Psalm 80:4

O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Impenitence in, examples of

2 Kings 17:14

Nevertheless they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

2 Chronicles 28:22

And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.

2 Chronicles 33:23

And humbled not himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more.

Nehemiah 9:29

And testified against them, that you might bring them again unto your law: yet they acted presumptuously, and hearkened not unto your commandments, but sinned against your judgments, (which if a man does, he shall live in them;) and turned the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I punish them they shall be cast down, says the LORD.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, They are my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Isaiah 1:25

And I will turn my hand upon you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and take away all your alloy:

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

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke unto the people in the morning: and at evening 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 naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

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 evening 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 naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

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, the poison thereof drinks up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

Job 16:12

I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

Psalm 66:11

You brought us into the net; you laid affliction upon our backs.

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, the poison thereof drinks up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

Job 16:12

I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

Psalm 66:11

You brought us into the net; you laid affliction upon our backs.

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

Hebrews 12:5

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I desire that you 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 destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

Psalm 106:43-46

Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: And he remembered for them his covenant, and relented according to the multitude of his mercies. read more.
He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

Isaiah 30:18-21

And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of justice: blessed are all they that wait for him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shall weep no more: he will be very gracious unto you at the sound of your cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer you. And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall your teachers not be moved into a corner any more, but your eyes shall see your teachers: read more.
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk you in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left.

Lamentations 3:32

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

Micah 7:7-9

Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my cause, and executes justice for me: 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 your judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness have afflicted me.

1 Corinthians 11:32

But when we are 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 every son whom he receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not?

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

Psalm 69:1

[To the Chief Musician upon shoshannim. A Psalm of David.] Save me, O God; for the waters have come in unto my soul.

Psalm 124:4

Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul:

Isaiah 30:20

And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall your teachers not be moved into a corner any more, but your eyes shall see your teachers:

More verses: Jonah 2:5

Afflictions » Often severe

Job 16:7-16

But now he has made me weary: you have made desolate all my company. And you have filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me bears witness to my face. He tears me in his wrath, who hates me: he gnashes upon me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes upon me. read more.
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked. I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark. His archers surround me, he slashes my kidneys asunder, and does not spare; he pours out my gall upon the ground. He breaks me with breach upon breach, he runs upon me like a warrior. I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and laid my strength in the dust. My face is foul from weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

Psalm 66:12

You have caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but you brought us out into a wealthy place.

Jonah 2:3

For you had cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods surrounded me: all your billows and your waves passed over me.

Afflictions » Sin visited with

2 Samuel 12:14

However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto you shall surely die.

Psalm 89:30-32

If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

Isaiah 57:17

For the iniquity of his covetousness was I angry, and struck him: I hid myself, and was angry, and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.

Acts 13:10-11

And said, O full of all deceit and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time. 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 will I remember you from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

Psalm 69:2

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

Psalm 73:16

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » David

2 Kings 20:19

Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which you have spoken. And he said, Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?

2 Samuel 12:23

But now 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 thus says, I have no delight in you; behold, here am I, 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; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no food; the flock 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 salvation.

Afflictions » Of saints, are but temporary

Isaiah 54:7-8

For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you. In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on you, says the LORD your Redeemer.

Afflictions » God regulates the measure of

Psalm 80:5

You feed them with the bread of tears; and give them tears to drink in great measure.

Isaiah 9:1

Nevertheless the gloom shall not be such as was in her distress, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more heavily oppress her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.

Jeremiah 46:28

Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, says the LORD: for I am with you; for I will make a complete end of all the nations where I have driven you: but I will not make a complete end of you, but correct you in measure; yet will I not leave you entirely unpunished.

Afflictions » God dispenses, as he will

Job 11:10

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

Isaiah 10:15

Shall the ax boast itself against him that hews with it? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that uses it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were not wood.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

Afflictions » Sin produces

Job 20:11

His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

Proverbs 1:31

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

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; why should I wait for the LORD any longer?

Job 5:6

For affliction comes not forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The final test

1 Corinthians 3:13

Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall test every man's work of what sort it is.

Afflictions » Frequently terminate in good

Exodus 1:11-12

Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The refining process

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, They are my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and 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 you have borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent for interest, nor men have lent to me for interest; yet everyone of them does curse me.

Micah 7:1

Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the first ripe 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 trespass, seeing that you our God has punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and has given us such deliverance as this;

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us according to 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 jailer to keep them safely:

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Christ

John 18:11

Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up your 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 weary of my life; 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 answered, saying unto me, Who are these who are arrayed in white robes? and from where did they come? And I said unto him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they who came out of the great tribulation, and have 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 afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

Afflictions » Man is born to

Job 5:6

For affliction comes not forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

Afflictions » God determines the continuance of

Genesis 15:13-14

And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that your descendants shall be sojourners 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, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great possessions.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Fiery trials

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to test you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, since you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.

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 concerning the fiery trial which is to test you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, since you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.

Afflictions » Consequent upon the fall

Genesis 3:16-19

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you. And unto Adam he said, Because you have listened unto the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the plants of the field; read more.
In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Deliverance

Psalm 34:19-20

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones: not one of them is broken.

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

1 Samuel 3:18

And Samuel told him everything, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seems to him good.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » moses

Numbers 11:15

And if you deal thus with me, kill me, I pray you, out of hand, if I have found favor in your 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 he requested for himself that he might die; and 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: you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: 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

You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tested me, and shall find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » The disciples

Luke 24:17

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

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Joshua

Joshua 7:7

And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, why have you at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelled on the other side of Jordan!

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

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 on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a 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 said Jesus unto Peter, Put up your 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 trespass, seeing that you our God has punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and has given us such deliverance as this;

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us according to 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 tell Eli the vision. Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I. And he said, What is the thing that the LORD has said unto you? I pray you hide it not from me: God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the things that he said unto you. read more.
And Samuel told him everything, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seems to him good.

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 jailer to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight 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, on a certain day, he went out to his father to the reapers. And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother. And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. read more.
And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out. And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray you, one of the young men, and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God, and come again. And he said, Why will you go to him today? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well. Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not your riding for me, except I bid you. 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 you, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with you? is it well with your husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well. And when she came to the man of God at the mountain, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And 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 told 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 your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go your way: if you meet any man, greet him not; and if any greet you, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child. And the mother of the child said, As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. And he arose, and followed her. And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Therefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child has not awakened. And when Elisha had come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon the two of them, and prayed unto the LORD. And 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: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child became warm. Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: 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 when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up your son. Then she went 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 in it, and put incense thereon, and offered unholy fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.

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

2 Samuel 12:23

But now 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 returned into my own bosom.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

Topics on Afflictions

Afflictions As Blessings In Disguise

18;5;17

Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty:

Afflictions Of Ministers

26;24;18

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

Afflictions Of The Wicked

2;14;4

And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will get glory over Pharaoh, and over all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

2;9;14-15

For I will at this time send all my plagues upon your heart, and upon your servants, and upon your people; that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth.

Afflictions Resulting In Good

1;50;20

But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.

Afflictions, Consolation During

19;23;4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.

Afflictions, In Christian Living

41;4;17

And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

Afflictions, Prayer During

59;5;13

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

Afflictions, Purpose Of

23;63;9

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them, and carried them all the days of old.

Afflictions, Temporary

19;30;5

For his anger endures but for a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Beneficial Afflictions For Faith

1;22;1-2

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

Beneficial Afflictions For Humility

5;8;3

And he humbled you, and allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD does man live.

God Appointed Afflictions

52;3;3

That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for you yourselves know that we are appointed unto this.

How Sin Comes With Afflictions

10;12;14

However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto you shall surely die.

Prolonged Afflictions

19;6;3

My soul is also greatly troubled: but you, O LORD, how long?

Severe Afflictions

47;8;2

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