It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation
worketh patience;  And patience, experience; and experience, hope:  And
hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by
the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress,
or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do
mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be
compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
2 Cor. 1:3-4
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies,
and the God of all comfort;  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that
we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort
wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
2 Cor. 1:7
And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the
sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your