5566 suffering, encouragements in

5566 suffering, encouragements in

Believers are encouraged by the loving care and faithful promises of God and by the example, support and prayers of fellow believers. The prospect of heaven helps them to endure.

The encouragement of God’s love

The care of the Father Ps 103:13 See also Ps 86:17; Isa 50:10; Isa 64:8-9; Lk 18:6-7; Jn 16:27; Jn 17:11,15; Ro 8:32; 2Co 1:3

The sympathetic understanding of Jesus Christ Heb 2:18 See also Isa 40:11; Isa 42:3; Isa 53:5; Lk 4:18; Isa 61:1; Jn 14:27; Jn 16:22; Ro 8:35-39; Heb 4:15; Heb 7:25; Heb 12:3

The comfort of the Spirit Jn 14:16-17 See also Lk 11:13; Ro 5:5; Ro 8:26; Gal 5:22-23; Eph 3:16; 1Pe 4:14

The promises of God Ps 119:50; Ro 8:28; 2Co 12:9 See also Isa 41:10; Isa 43:2-3; Mt 6:31-33; Ro 15:4; Php 4:7; 1Pe 5:10

The encouragement of the fellowship of believers

Examples from the past Heb 12:1 See also Ps 102:17-18; Jer 20:11; Php 4:11; Heb 11:25-26; Jas 5:10-11

Support from other believers 1Th 5:11 See also Ru 2:13; Job 42:11; Ac 28:15; Ro 16:4; 2Co 7:6-7; Php 4:14; Col 4:11; 1Th 2:11-12; 1Th 4:18; 2Ti 4:9,11; Phm 13; Heb 10:25

The encouragement of looking ahead

The assurance of victory Ro 8:37 See also Ro 16:20; 1Co 15:20,25,55-57; 1Th 4:16-17

The prospect of glory Ro 8:18 See also Job 19:25-26; Isa 65:17; 2Co 4:17-5:1; 2Th 1:6-7; 2Pe 3:13; Jude 24-25; Rev 7:16-17; Rev 21:1-4

See also

1035God, faithfulness
1190glory
2015Christ, compassion
2048Christ, love of
3130Holy Spirit, Counsellor
5596victory
5805comfort
5963sympathy
6705peace, experience
7921fellowship
8414encouragement
9310resurrection