"Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray." ~James 5:13 (NKJV)
"Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution." ~2 Timothy 3:12 (NKJV)
"For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison..."~ 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NASB)
"If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him..."~ 2 Timothy 2:12 (KJV)
"For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth.” ~1 Peter 2:19, 21-22 (NKJV)
"My friends, don’t be surprised at the painful things that you are now suffering, which are testing your faith. Don’t think that something strange is happening to you." ~1 Peter 4:12 (ESV)
"These troubles test your faith and prove that it is pure. And such faith is worth more than gold.
Gold can be proved to be pure by fire, but gold will ruin. When your faith is proven to be pure, the result will be praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ comes."
~1 Peter 1:7 (ESV)
"So be humble under God’s powerful hand. Then He will lift you up when the right time comes.
Give all your worries to Him, because He cares for you." ~1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV)
"Yes, you will suffer for a short time. But after that, God will make everything right.
He will make you strong. He will support you and keep you from falling. He is the God who gives all grace. He chose you to share in his glory in Christ. That glory will continue forever. All power is his forever. Amen." ~1 Peter 5:10-11 (ESV)
Heavenly Father, thank You for Thy word that assures us that You are with us when we suffer and that the suffering will end. You are perfecting our faith and Your word assures us that You will never give us more than we can bear. Thank You that You are ever faithful and You hear our every prayer. Thank You that whether You call us to go through the fire or the raging flood Your word assures us that You will be holding us in the flames and not a hair on our head will be scorched; you will carry us over the stormy waves and we will not drown for You will hide us in Your heart and we need never fear no matter how dark and desperate our circumstances may seem. Though unseen You will carry us through to victory through every season of suffering in our lives as we abide in You and trust in Your faithfulness.
Your love for us will never fail. Thank You Lord. I love You! In Jesus' name, Amen.
"God Hears": Comforting Scriptures: Unto The Least of These: Suzanne Davis Harden: Photo Credit/Google