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21 Bible Verses about Trials

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James 1:2-3

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about the suffering we experienced in Asia. We were so crushed beyond our ability to endure that we even despaired of living. In fact, we felt that we had received a death sentence so we would not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has rescued us from a terrible death, and he will continue to rescue us. Yes, he is the one on whom we have set our hope, and he will rescue us again,

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan's messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited. I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me, but he has told me, "My grace is all you need, because my power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that the Messiah's power may rest on me. read more.
That is why I take such pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties for the Messiah's sake, for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Matthew 5:10-12

"How blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them! "How blessed are you whenever people insult you, persecute you, and say all sorts of evil things against you falsely because of me! Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great! That's how they persecuted the prophets who came before you."

Malachi 3:3

he will sit refining and purifying silver, purifying the descendants of Levi, refining them like gold and silver. Then they'll bring a righteous offering to the LORD.

1 Peter 1:6-9

You greatly rejoice in this, even though you have to suffer various kinds of trials for a little while, so that your genuine faith, which is more valuable than gold that perishes when tested by fire, may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus, the Messiah, is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him. And even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, read more.
because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Psalm 66:10-12

For you, God, tested us, to purify us like fine silver. You have led us into a trap and set burdens on our backs. You caused men to ride over us. You brought us through fire and water, but you led us to abundance.

1 Peter 4:12-16

Dear friends, do not be surprised by the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. Instead, because you are participating in the sufferings of the Messiah, keep on rejoicing, so that you may be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of the Messiah, you are blessed, for the glorious Spirit of God is resting on you.read more.
Of course, none of you should suffer for being a murderer, thief, criminal, or troublemaker. But if you suffer for being a Christian, do not feel ashamed, but glorify God with that name.

Genesis 22:1

Sometime later, God tested Abraham. He called out to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am!" he answered.

Luke 22:28

"You are the ones who have always stood by me in my trials.

2 Corinthians 8:1-2

We want you to know, brothers, about God's grace that was given to the churches of Macedonia. In spite of their terrible ordeal of suffering, their abundant joy and deep poverty have led them to be abundantly generous.

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4

and send Timothy, our brother who works with us for God in the gospel of the Messiah, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, so that no one would be shaken by these persecutions, for which you are aware that we were destined. In fact, when we were with you, we told you ahead of time that we were going to suffer persecution. And as you know, that is what happened.

Job 1:7-12

The LORD asked Satan, "Where have you come from?" In response, Satan answered the LORD, "From wandering all over the earth and walking back and forth throughout it." Then the LORD asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on earth. The man is blameless as well as upright. He fears God and keeps away from evil." But in response, Satan asked the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing? read more.
Haven't you surrounded him with a fence on all sides, around his house, and around all that he owns? You have blessed everything he puts his hands on and you have increased his livestock in the land. However, stretch out your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will curse you to your face." Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, everything he owns is under your control, only you may not extend your hand against him." So Satan left the LORD's presence.

From Thematic Bible


Trials » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

"Has anyone ever really told God, "I've endured, and I won't act corruptly anymore.

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

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not reject the LORD's discipline, and do not despise his correction, because the LORD corrects the person he loves, just as a father corrects the son he delights in.

Hebrews 12:5

You have forgotten the encouragement that is addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline or give up when you are corrected by him.

1 Corinthians 11:32

Now, while we are being judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so we won't be condemned along with the world.

Trials » Sometimes prolonged

Psalm 6:3

And my soul is deeply distressed. But you, LORD, how long do I wait?

Psalm 35:17

LORD, how long will you just watch? Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from these young lions.

Psalm 80:4

LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, when will your smoldering anger toward your people's prayers cease?

Trials » Tribulation, a part of earthly experience

Revelation 2:9

"I know your suffering and your poverty though you are rich and the slander committed by those who claim to be Jews but are not. They are the synagogue of Satan.

Trials » The refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring that surviving third through, testing them as if through fire, purifying them like silver, assaying them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, "This is my people,' and they will say, "The LORD is my God.'"

Isaiah 1:25

When I turn my attention to you, I'll refine your dross as in a furnace. I'll remove all your alloy.

Trials » Of ministers and prophets

2 Corinthians 12:7

To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan's messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited.

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died that evening. The next morning, I did as I had been commanded.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they the Messiah's servants? I am insane to talk like this, but I am a far better one! I have been involved in far greater efforts, far more imprisonments, countless beatings, and have faced death more than once.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Trials » From God

Ruth 1:20

But Naomi replied, "Don't call me "Naomi'! Call me "Mara'! That's because the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me.

Job 6:4

"The arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit absorbs their poison; God's terrors have been arranged just for me!

Job 16:12

"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.

Psalm 66:11

You have led us into a trap and set burdens on our backs.

Trials » True believers do not faint under

Hebrews 12:5

You have forgotten the encouragement that is addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline or give up when you are corrected by him.

Ephesians 3:13

So then, I ask you not to become discouraged because of my troubles on your behalf, which work toward your glory.

More verses: Revelation 2:3

Trials » General references to

Isaiah 63:9

In all their distress he wasn't distressed, but the angel of his presence saved them; in his acts of love and in his acts of pity he redeemed them; he carried them and lifted them up all the days of old.

Exodus 3:7

The LORD said, "I have certainly seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry caused by their slave masters. I really do understand their pain,

Trials » Cup of suffering, saints drink of

Psalm 80:5

You fed them tears as their food, and caused them to drink a full measure of tears.

John 18:11

Jesus told Peter, "Put your sword back into its sheath. Shouldn't I drink the cup that the Father has given me?"

Psalm 73:10

Therefore God's people return there and drink it all in like water until they're satiated.

Matthew 20:22

Jesus replied, "You don't realize what you're asking. Can you drink from the cup that I'm going to drink from?" They told him, "We can."

More verses: Psalm 102:9

Trials » Waters of affliction

Psalm 42:7

Deep waters call out to what is deeper still; at the roar of your waterfalls all your breakers and your waves swirled over me.

Psalm 124:4

Then the flood waters would have overwhelmed us, the torrent would have flooded over us;

Isaiah 30:20

And although the LORD gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers won't hide themselves anymore, but your own eyes will see your teachers.

More verses: Jonah 2:5

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