1 Thessalonians 3:3
so that no one would be shaken by these persecutions, for which you are aware that we were destined.
2 Kings 6:33
While he was still talking with them, the messenger arrived to see him and delivered the king's message to Elisha, "Look! This evil has come from the LORD! Why should I wait for the LORD anymore?"
For wickedness doesn't crop up from dust, nor does trouble sprout out of the ground;
"Indeed, how blessed is the person whom God reproves! So never disrespect the discipline of the Almighty,
You have led us into a trap and set burdens on our backs.
And when an alarm sounds in the city, the people will tremble, won't they? If there is trouble in a city, the LORD has brought it about, has he not?"
The voice of the LORD cries out to the city wisdom fears your name: "Heed the rod, and the one who prepared it!
Be convinced in your heart that as a father disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.
"The arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit absorbs their poison; God's terrors have been arranged just for me!
"He tore me apart when I was at ease; grabbing me by my neck, he shook me to pieces then he really made me his target.
"Son of Man, pay attention! I'm about to take away your most precious treasure with a single, fatal stroke, but you are not to mourn, weep, nor even let tears well up in your eyes.
For you, God, tested us, to purify us like fine silver.