Adversity is one of the biggest falsehoods Satan would love us to believe in order to live a life of peace. Here are scriptures that go along with the topic of today's devotional. Thank you for listening and thank you for sharing.
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. ~Psalm 9:9-10
Here's a good one...
For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me." For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. ~Romans 15:3-4
Are any among you suffering? They should keep on praying about it. And those who have reason to be thankful should continually sing praises to the Lord. ~James 5:13
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." ~Matthew 5:4
He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The Lord has spoken! ~Isaiah 25:8
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.
Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll - are they not in your record? Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me. ~Psalm 56:9-9
If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. ~1 Peter 4:14
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. ~Psalm 23:4
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you."
For the Lord will not reject forever, for if He causes grief, then He will have compassion according to His abundant loving kindness. ~Lamentations 3:31-32
But rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. ~1 Peter 4:13
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of yo is stedfast, knowing, that ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. ~2 Corinthians 1:5-7
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. ~1 Peter 5:7
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heaven laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and My burden is light." ~Matthew 11:28-30
For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly, For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God. For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you and example for you to follow in His steps, " Who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in his mouth"; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering. He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously. ~1 Peter 2:19-23
(WOW, awesome stuff, right??)
Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. ~Revelation 2:10
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. ~2 Corinthians 4:17
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
~2 Corinthians 12:7-9
Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. ~Psalm 30:5
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets."
"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." ~John 16:33
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Peter 1:6-7
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. ~1 Peter 5:10
Blessed is the man who endures temptation: for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. ~James 1:12
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. ~Romans 8:18
Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer.... ~Romans 12:12
I love using different Bible versions as they all have a different ways of expression. To me this is just my personal preference when getting the point across, to the audience you are talking to.
Hello my beloveds,