5569 suffering, hardship

5569 suffering, hardship

Scripture provides examples of types of hardship which people may expect to encounter.

Different kinds of hardship

Poverty Pr 10:15 See also Dt 15:11; Job 24:5-11; Mt 26:11 pp Mk 14:7; Jn 12:8

Hunger and thirst Ps 107:4-5 See also Ge 41:53-57; Ex 15:22-24; Ex 16:2-3; Ex 17:1-3; Nu 11:4-6; 1Ki 17:7-12; Ne 5:1-5; Mt 4:2 pp Lk 4:2

Hard labour Ge 3:17-19 See also Ge 31:38-42; 2Ch 10:3-4; Ecc 2:21-22; 1Th 2:9

Oppression Job 35:9 See also Ex 1:11; Ex 2:23; Ex 5:8-9; 2Ki 4:1; Ps 12:5; Ps 31:9-13; Ecc 4:1; Jer 6:6; Am 3:9; Jas 5:4

Danger Ne 4:21-23 See also Ex 18:8; 1Ki 2:26; 1Ch 11:15-19; Ac 27:27-44

Examples of those who suffered hardship

Israel Dt 28:47-48 God’s people suffered under his chastisement. See also Dt 8:15 their suffering in the wilderness; Dt 26:6-7 their suffering in Egypt

David was oppressed by his enemies Ps 132:1

Paul suffered in serving the Lord 2Co 6:4-5

God’s people must endure hardship

The example of Jesus Christ See also 2Co 8:9

The suffering of believers Ac 14:21-22 See also 1Co 4:11-13; 2Co 1:8-9; 2Co 11:23-29; Php 4:11-14; 2Ti 2:3; Heb 10:34; Heb 11:37-38; Heb 12:7; Rev 2:3

The need for faith, courage and endurance 2Co 1:9; Heb 3:6; Heb 10:36; Jas 1:12; Rev 1:9; Rev 14:12

God helps his people through hardship

He provides for them Dt 8:16; 1Ki 17:2-9; 2Co 1:10; Php 1:19; Php 4:19

He comforts them with his love Ro 8:35-39; 2Co 1:3-4; Heb 13:5

He sets heaven before them Rev 7:16-17

See also

1085God, love of
1330God, the provider
5341hunger
5446poverty
5580thirst
5628work
5828danger
8219courage
8418endurance