Suffering

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Ecclesiastes 7:14  "In the day of prosperity be happy, but in the day of adversity consider -- God has made the one as well as the other so that man will not discover anything that will be after him."


Romans 5:3  "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance."


Romans 8:17  "If children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him."


Philippians 1:29  "For to you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake."


2 Timothy 1:8  "Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, according to the power of God."


1 Peter 2:21  "For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps."


1 Peter 3:14-17  "But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.
     

"For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong."


1 Peter 4:16  "But if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name."


1 Peter 5:10  "After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish you."


Psalms 27:5  "For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock."


Philippians 3:10  "That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death."


Psalms 46:1   "GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."


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