Now if we are children, then we are heirs,heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.Future Glory
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Romans Chapter 8: Verses 17 - 18
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Romans Chapter 8: Verses 35 - 37
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.Paul's Concern for the Corinthians
2 Corinthians Chapter 12: Verses 9 - 10
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
These have come so that your faith,of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire,may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
1 Peter Chapter 1: Verses 6 - 8
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
1 Peter Chapter 4: Verses 12 - 13
If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
1 Peter Chapter 4: Verses 15 - 16
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James Chapter 1: Verses 2 - 4