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Suffering



And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience.

                ~Romans 5:3


Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

                ~Romans 8:17 (NIV)


For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him.

                ~Philippians 1:29 (NIV)


So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.

                ~2 Timothy 1:8 (NIV)


To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

                ~1 Peter 2:21 (NIV)


But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.” But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

                ~1 Peter 3:14-17 (NIV)


However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.

                ~1 Peter 4:16 (NIV)


And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

                ~1 Peter 5:10 (NIV)


For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.


                ~Psalm 27:5 (NIV)


God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.


                ~Psalm 46:1 (NIV)