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44 Bible Verses about Afflictions

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Psalm 119:71

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes.

Nahum 1:9

What do you plot against Yahweh? He will make a full end. Affliction won't rise up the second time.

Job 36:15

He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, and opens their ear in oppression.

Psalm 90:15

Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen evil.

Psalm 31:7

I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness, for you have seen my affliction. 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 hidden his face from him; but when he cried to him, he heard.

Psalm 132:1

Yahweh, remember David and all his affliction,

Revelation 2:9

"I know your works, oppression, and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Exodus 3:7

Yahweh said, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we don't desire to have you uninformed, brothers, concerning our affliction which happened to us in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, so much that we despaired even of life.

Acts 7:10

and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. He made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

Psalm 25:18

Consider my affliction and my travail. Forgive all my sins.

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Afflictions » The afflicted

Exodus 22:22-23

"You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child. If you take advantage of them at all, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;

2 Samuel 22:21-28

Yahweh rewarded me according to my righteousness. He rewarded me according to the cleanness of my hands. For I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his ordinances were before me. As for his statutes, I did not depart from them. read more.
I was also perfect toward him. I kept myself from my iniquity. Therefore Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness in his eyesight. With the merciful you will show yourself merciful. With the perfect man you will show yourself perfect. With the pure you will show yourself pure. With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd. You will save the afflicted people, But your eyes are on the haughty, that you may bring them down.

Job 34:23-28

For he doesn't need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgment. He breaks in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, and sets others in their place. Therefore he takes knowledge of their works. 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 aside from following him, and wouldn't pay attention to any of his ways, so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him. He heard the cry of the afflicted.

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the afflicted are wretched, but one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.

More verses: Proverbs 22:22-23

Afflictions » The lord not afflicting

Job 37:23

We can't reach the Almighty. He is exalted in power. In justice and great righteousness, he will not oppress.

Lamentations 3:31-39

For the Lord will not cast off forever. For though he cause grief, yet he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. For he does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men. read more.
To crush under foot 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 doesn't approve. Who is he who says, and it comes to pass, when the Lord doesn't command it? Doesn't evil and good come out of the mouth of the Most High? 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 out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you. Yes, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.

Matthew 24:8-13

But all these things are the beginning of birth pains. Then they will deliver you up to oppression, and will kill you. You will be hated by all of the nations for my name's sake. Then many will stumble, and will deliver up one another, and will hate one another. read more.
Many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray. Because iniquity will be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end, the same will be saved.

Afflictions » What comes out of affliction

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory; while we don't look 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

But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer.

Afflictions » The servant of the lord being afflicted

Isaiah 53:1-12

Who has believed our message? To whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed? For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form nor comeliness. When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised, and rejected by men; a man of suffering, and acquainted with disease. He was despised as one from whom men hide their face; and we didn't respect him. read more.
Surely he has borne our sickness, and carried our suffering; yet we considered him plagued, struck by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he didn't open his mouth. As a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is mute, so he didn't open his mouth. He was taken away by oppression and judgment; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living and stricken for the disobedience of my people? They made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him. He has caused him to suffer. When you make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed. He shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Yahweh shall prosper in his hand. After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light and be satisfied. My righteous servant will justify many by the knowledge of himself; and he will bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet 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

"For has any said to God, 'I am guilty, but I will not offend any more.

Afflictions » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

"For has any said to God, 'I am guilty, but I will not offend any more.

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

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, don't despise Yahweh's discipline, neither be weary of his reproof: for whom Yahweh loves, he reproves; even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.

Hebrews 12:5

and you have forgotten the exhortation which reasons with you as with children, "My son, don't take lightly the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by him;

1 Corinthians 11:32

But when we are judged, we are punished by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

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

2 Corinthians 1:10

who delivered us out of so great a death, and does deliver; on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us;

Job 5:19

He will deliver you in six troubles; yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.

Psalm 91:3

For he will 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 in great anguish. But you, Yahweh -- how long?

Psalm 35:17

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

Psalm 80:4

Yahweh God of Armies, How long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Impenitence in, examples of

2 Kings 17:14

Notwithstanding, they would not listen, but hardened their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who didn't believe in Yahweh their God.

2 Chronicles 28:22

In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against Yahweh, this same king Ahaz.

2 Chronicles 33:23

He didn't humble himself before Yahweh, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but this same Amon trespassed more and more.

Nehemiah 9:29

and testified against them, that you might bring them again to your law. Yet they dealt proudly, and didn't listen to your commandments, but sinned against your ordinances, (which if a man does, he shall live in them), turned their backs, stiffened 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 who fall; at the time that I visit them, they shall be cast down," says Yahweh.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say, 'It is my people;' and they will say, 'Yahweh is my God.'"

Isaiah 1:25

and I will turn my hand on you, thoroughly purge away your dross, and will take away all your tin.

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

2 Corinthians 12:7

By reason of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, that I should not be exalted excessively, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, that I should not be exalted excessively.

Ezekiel 24:18

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

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I am more so; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Of ministers and prophets

2 Corinthians 12:7

By reason of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, that I should not be exalted excessively, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, that I should not be exalted excessively.

Ezekiel 24:18

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

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I am more so; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » From God

Ruth 1:20

She said to them, "Don't call me 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 up their poison. The terrors of God set themselves in array against me.

Job 16:12

I was at ease, and he broke me apart. Yes, he has taken me by the neck, and dashed me to pieces. He has also set me up for his target.

Psalm 66:11

You brought us into prison. You laid a burden on our backs.

Afflictions » From God

Ruth 1:20

She said to them, "Don't call me 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 up their poison. The terrors of God set themselves in array against me.

Job 16:12

I was at ease, and he broke me apart. Yes, he has taken me by the neck, and dashed me to pieces. He has also set me up for his target.

Psalm 66:11

You brought us into prison. You laid a burden on our backs.

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

Hebrews 12:5

and you have forgotten the exhortation which reasons with you as with children, "My son, don't take lightly the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by him;

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I ask that you may not lose heart at my troubles for you, which are your glory.

More verses: Revelation 2:3

Afflictions » General references to

Exodus 3:7

Yahweh said, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

Afflictions » Tempered with mercy

Psalm 78:38

But he, being merciful, forgave iniquity, and didn't destroy them. Yes, many times he turned his anger away, and didn't stir up all his wrath.

Psalm 106:43-46

Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their counsel, and were brought low in their iniquity. Nevertheless he regarded their distress, when he heard their cry. He remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. read more.
He made them also to be pitied by all those who carried them captive.

Isaiah 30:18-21

Therefore Yahweh will wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, for Yahweh is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him. For the people will dwell in Zion at Jerusalem. You will weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the voice of your cry. When he hears you, he will answer you. Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your teachers won't be hidden anymore, but your eyes will see your teachers; read more.
and when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way. Walk in it."

Lamentations 3:32

For though he cause grief, yet he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses.

Micah 7:7-9

But as for me, I will look to Yahweh. I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. Don't rejoice against me, my enemy. When I fall, I will arise. When I sit in darkness, Yahweh will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of Yahweh, because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my case, and executes judgment for me. He will bring me forth to the light. I will see his righteousness.

More verses: Nahum 1:12

Afflictions » Exhibit the love and faithfulness of God

Psalm 119:75

Yahweh, I know that your judgments are righteous, that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.

1 Corinthians 11:32

But when we are judged, we are punished by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

Hebrews 12:6-7

For whom the Lord loves, he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives." It is for discipline that you endure. God deals with you as with children, for what son is there whom his father doesn't discipline?

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

Psalm 124:4

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

Isaiah 30:20

Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your teachers won't be hidden anymore, but your eyes will see your teachers;

More verses: Jonah 2:5

Afflictions » Often severe

Job 16:7-16

But now, God, you have surely worn me out. You have made desolate all my company. You have shriveled me up. This is a witness against me. My leanness rises up against me. It testifies to my face. He has torn me in his wrath, and persecuted me. He has gnashed on me with his teeth. My adversary sharpens his eyes on me. read more.
They have gaped on me with their mouth. They have struck me on the cheek reproachfully. They gather themselves together against me. God delivers me to the ungodly, and casts me into the hands of the wicked. I was at ease, and he broke me apart. Yes, he has taken me by the neck, and dashed me to pieces. He has also set me up for his target. His archers surround me. He splits my kidneys apart, and does not spare. He pours out my gall on the ground. He breaks me with breach on breach. He runs on me like a giant. I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and have thrust my horn in the dust. My face is red with weeping. Deep darkness is on my eyelids.

Psalm 66:12

You allowed men to ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water, but you brought us to the place of abundance.

Jonah 2:3

For you threw me into the depths, in the heart of the seas. The flood was all around me. All your waves and your billows passed over me.

Afflictions » Sin visited with

2 Samuel 12:14

However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to Yahweh's enemies to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die."

Psalm 89:30-32

If his children forsake my law, and don't walk in my ordinances; if they break my statutes, and don't keep my commandments; then I will punish their sin 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 [my face] and was angry; and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.

Acts 13:10-11

and said, "Full of all deceit and all cunning, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a season!" Immediately a mist and darkness fell on him. He went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Divine care in sickness

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » David

Psalm 42:6

My God, my soul is in despair within me. Therefore I remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon, from the hill Mizar.

Psalm 69:2

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

Psalm 73:16

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

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » David

2 Kings 20:19

Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of Yahweh which you have spoken is good." He said moreover, "Isn't it so, if peace and truth shall 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 will not return to me."

2 Samuel 15:26

but if he say thus, 'I have no delight in you;' behold, here am I. Let him do to me as seems good to him."

Afflictions » Often arise from the profession of the gospel

2 Timothy 3:11-12

persecutions, and sufferings: those things that happened to me at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. I endured those persecutions. Out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

For though the fig tree doesn't flourish, nor fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive fails, the fields yield no food; the flocks are cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in Yahweh. I will be joyful 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 overflowing wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting loving kindness will I have mercy on you," says Yahweh your Redeemer.

Afflictions » God regulates the measure of

Psalm 80:5

You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.

Isaiah 9:1

But there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time, he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

Jeremiah 46:28

Don't you be afraid, O Jacob my servant, says Yahweh; for I am with you: for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have driven you; but I will not make a full end of you, but I will correct you in measure, and will in no way leave you unpunished.

Afflictions » God dispenses, as he will

Job 11:10

If he passes by, or confines, or convenes a court, then who can oppose him?

Isaiah 10:15

Should an axe brag against him who chops with it? Should a saw exalt itself above him who saws with it? As if a rod should lift those who lift it up, or as if a staff should lift up someone who is not wood.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

Afflictions » Sin produces

Job 20:11

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

Proverbs 1:31

Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own schemes.

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, behold, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, "Behold, this evil is from Yahweh. Why should I wait for Yahweh any longer?"

Job 5:6

For affliction doesn't come 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

each man's work will be revealed. For the Day will declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself will test what sort of work each man's work is.

Afflictions » Frequently terminate in good

Exodus 1:11-12

Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. They built storage cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out. They were grieved because of the children of Israel.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The refining process

Zechariah 13:9

I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say, 'It is my people;' and they will say, 'Yahweh is my God.'"

Malachi 3:3

and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer to Yahweh offerings 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 not lent, neither have men lent to me; [yet] everyone of them does curse me.

Micah 7:1

Misery is mine! Indeed, I am like one who gathers the summer fruits, as gleanings of the vineyard: There is no cluster of grapes to eat. My soul desires to eat the early fig.

Afflictions » Always less than we deserve

Ezra 9:13

"After all that has come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great guilt, since you, our God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such a remnant,

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor repaid us for our iniquities.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Acts 16:23

When they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely,

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Christ

John 18:11

Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put the sword into its sheath. The cup which the Father has given me, shall I not surely drink it?"

Afflictions » Saints are to expect

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Job

Job 10:1

"My soul is weary of my life. I will give free course to my complaint. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Psalm 31:10

For my life is spent with sorrow, my years with sighing. My strength fails because of my iniquity. My bones are wasted away.

Afflictions » Saints have joy under

Afflictions » Saints appointed to

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

Revelation 7:13-14

One of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are arrayed in white robes, who are they, and from where did they come?" I told him, "My lord, you know." He said to me, "These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb's blood.

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 doesn't come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

Afflictions » God determines the continuance of

Genesis 15:13-14

He said to Abram, "Know for sure that your seed will live as foreigners in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. They will afflict them four hundred years. I will also judge that nation, whom they will serve. Afterward they will come out with great wealth,

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Fiery trials

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, don't be astonished at the fiery trial which has come upon you, to test you, as though a strange thing happened to you. But because you are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory you also may rejoice 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, don't be astonished at the fiery trial which has come upon you, to test you, as though a strange thing happened to you. But because you are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory you also may rejoice with exceeding joy.

Afflictions » Consequent upon the fall

Genesis 3:16-19

To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, 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 toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the herb of the field. read more.
By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Deliverance

Psalm 34:19-20

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all. He protects all of his bones. Not one of them is broken.

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

1 Samuel 3:18

Samuel told him every bit, and hid nothing from him. He said, "It is Yahweh. Let him do what seems good to him."

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » moses

Numbers 11:15

If you treat me this way, please kill me right now, if I have found favor in your sight; and don't let me see my wretchedness."

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

Hebrews 10:34

For you both had compassion on me in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your possessions, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and an enduring one in the heavens.

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 Yahweh, 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

"Don't let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me. In my Father's house are many homes. If it weren't so, I would have told you. I am going 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 tried me, and found nothing. I have resolved that my mouth shall not disobey.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » The disciples

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Joshua

Joshua 7:7

Joshua said, "Alas, Lord Yahweh, why have you brought this people over the Jordan at all, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to cause us to perish? I wish that we had been content and lived beyond the 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 building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was 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 therefore said to Peter, "Put the sword into its sheath. The cup which the Father has given me, shall I not surely drink it?"

Afflictions » Always less than deserved

Ezra 9:13

"After all that has come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great guilt, since you, our God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such a remnant,

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor repaid us for our iniquities.

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

1 Samuel 3:15-18

Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of Yahweh. Samuel feared to show Eli the vision. Then Eli called Samuel, and said, "Samuel, my son!" He said, "Here I am." He said, "What is the thing that [Yahweh] has spoken to you? Please don't hide it from me. God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the things that he spoke to you." read more.
Samuel told him every bit, and hid nothing from him. He said, "It is Yahweh. Let him do what seems good to him."

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

Acts 16:23-25

When they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely, who, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison, and secured their feet in the stocks. But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » The shunammite woman

2 Kings 4:18-37

When the child was grown, it happened one day that he went out to his father to the reapers. He said to his father, "My head! My head!" He said to his servant, "Carry him to his mother." When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then died. read more.
She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door on him, and went out. She called to her husband, and said, "Please send me one of the servants, and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God, and come again." He said, "Why would you want go to him today? It is neither new moon nor Sabbath." She said, "It's alright." Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, "Drive, and go forward! Don't slow down for me, unless I ask you to." So she went, and came to the man of God to Mount Carmel. It happened, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, "Behold, there is the Shunammite. Please run now to meet her, and ask her, 'Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'" She answered, "It is well." When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. Gehazi came near to thrust her away; but the man of God said, "Leave her alone; for her soul is troubled within her; and Yahweh has hidden it from me, and has not told me." Then she said, "Did I desire a son of my lord? Didn't I say, Do not deceive me?" Then he said to Gehazi, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand, and go your way. If you meet any man, don't greet him; and if anyone greets you, don't answer him again. Then lay my staff on the face of the child." The mother of the child said, "As Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you." He arose, and followed her. Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff on the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Therefore he returned to meet him, and told him, saying, "The child has not awakened." When Elisha had come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid on his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door on them both, and prayed to Yahweh. He went up, and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, and his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. He stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child grew warm. Then he returned, and walked in the house once back and forth; and went up, and stretched himself on him. Then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. He called Gehazi, and said, "Call this Shunammite!" So he called her. When she had come in to him, he said, "Take up your son." Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.

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

Leviticus 10:1-3

Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered strange fire before Yahweh, which he had not commanded them. And fire came forth from before Yahweh, and devoured them, and they died before Yahweh. Then Moses said to Aaron, "This is what Yahweh spoke of, saying, 'I will show myself holy to those who come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified.'" 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 will not return to me."

Fasting » Afflictions

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. 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 fled from him.

Topics on Afflictions

Afflictions As Blessings In Disguise

18;5;17

"Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

Afflictions Of Ministers

26;24;18

So I spoke to 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

2;14;4

I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will follow after them; and I will get honor over Pharaoh, and over all his armies; and the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh." They did so.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

2;9;14-15

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

Afflictions Resulting In Good

1;50;20

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

Afflictions, Consolation During

19;23;4

Even 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

They have no root in themselves, but are short-lived. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they stumble.

Afflictions, Prayer During

59;5;13

Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praises.

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 is but for a moment. His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.

Beneficial Afflictions For Humility

5;8;3

He humbled you, and allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you didn't know, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh does man live.

God Appointed Afflictions

52;3;3

that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you know that we are appointed to this task.

How Sin Comes With Afflictions

10;12;14

However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to Yahweh's enemies to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die."

Prolonged Afflictions

19;6;3

My soul is also in great anguish. But you, Yahweh -- how long?

Severe Afflictions

47;8;2

how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.