1 Thessalonians 3:3
so that no one will be shaken by these persecutions. For you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.
2 Kings 6:33
While Elisha was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, “This disaster is from the Lord. Why should I wait for the Lord any longer?”
For distress does not grow out of the soil,
and trouble does not sprout from the ground.
See how happy the man is God corrects;
so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.
You lured us into a trap;
You placed burdens on our backs.
If a ram’s horn is blown in a city,
aren’t people afraid?
If a disaster occurs in a city,
hasn’t the Lord done it?
The voice of Yahweh calls out to the city
(and it is wise to fear Your name):
“Pay attention to the rod
and the One who ordained it.
Keep in mind that the Lord your God has been disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.
Surely the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me;
my spirit drinks their poison.
God’s terrors are arrayed against me.
I was at ease, but He shattered me;
He seized me by the scruff of the neck
and smashed me to pieces.
He set me up as His target;
“Son of man, I am about to take the delight of your eyes away from you with a fatal blow. But you must not lament or weep or let your tears flow.