Adversity / Affliction
Quotes & Promises
Inspirational & Famous Quotes
Definitions & Meanings
Bible Quotes in Song
Yea, though I walk
through the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil: for
thou art with me; thy rod and thy
staff they comfort me.
God is our refuge and strength, a
very present help in trouble.
13Like as a father
pitieth his children, so the LORD
pitieth them that fear him.
14For he knoweth our
frame; he remembereth that we are
Blessed are they that
mourn: for they shall be
10 Blessed are they
which are persecuted for
righteousness' sake: for theirs is
the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye,
when men shall revile you, and
persecute you, and shall say all
manner of evil against you
falsely, for my sake. 12Rejoice,
and be exceeding glad: for great
is your reward in heaven: for so
persecuted they the prophets which
were before you.
And we know that all
things work together for good to
them that love God, to them who
are the called according to his
35 Who shall separate
us from the love of Christ? shall
tribulation, or distress, or
persecution, or famine, or
nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36As it is written, For
thy sake we are killed all the day
long; we are accounted as sheep
for the slaughter. 37Nay,
in all these things we are more
than conquerors through him that
loved us. 38For I am
persuaded, that neither death, nor
life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to
come, 39Nor height, nor
depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us from
the love of God, which is in
Christ Jesus our Lord.
9The LORD also will be
a refuge for the oppressed, a
refuge in times of trouble.
10And they that know thy
name will put their trust in thee:
for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken
them that seek thee.
5For in the time of
trouble he shall hide me in his
pavilion: in the secret of his
tabernacle shall he hide me; he
shall set me up upon a rock.
6And now shall mine head be
lifted up above mine enemies round
about me: therefore will I offer
in his tabernacle sacrifices of
joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing
praises unto the LORD.
watcheth the righteous, and
seeketh to slay him.
LORD will not leave him in his
hand, nor condemn him when he is
the LORD had been my help, my soul
had almost dwelt in silence.
I said, My foot slippeth; thy
mercy, O LORD, held me up.
the multitude of my thoughts
within me thy comforts delight my
The LORD upholdeth all
that fall, and raiseth up all
those that be bowed down.
He healeth the broken in
heart, and bindeth up their
So I returned, and
considered all the oppressions
that are done under the sun: and
behold the tears of such as were
oppressed, and they had no
comforter; and on the side of
their oppressors there was power;
but they had no comforter.
He giveth power to the faint; and
to them that have no might he
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O
earth; and break forth into
singing, O mountains: for the LORD
hath comforted his people, and
will have mercy upon his
7For the Lord GOD will help me;
therefore shall I not be
confounded: therefore have I set
my face like a flint, and I know
that I shall not be ashamed.
8He is near that
justifieth me; who will contend
with me? let us stand together:
who is mine adversary? let him
come near to me. 9Behold, the Lord GOD
will help me; who is he that shall
condemn me? lo, they all shall wax
old as a garment; the moth shall
eat them up. 10Who is among you that
feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the
voice of his servant, that walketh
in darkness, and hath no light?
let him trust in the name of the
LORD, and stay upon his God.
O thou afflicted, tossed
with tempest, and not comforted,
behold, I will lay thy stones with
fair colours, and lay thy
foundations with sapphires.
29Are not two sparrows sold
for a penny?
Yet not one of them will fall to
the ground apart from the will of
30And even the very hairs of
your head are all numbered.
31So don't be afraid; you
are worth more than many sparrows.
(Matthew 10:29-31), NIV
to me, all you who are weary and
burdened, and I will give you
(Matthew 11:28), NIV
21Blessed are ye that
hunger now: for ye shall be
filled. Blessed are ye that weep
now: for ye shall laugh. 22Blessed are ye, when
men shall hate you, and when they
shall separate you from their
company, and shall reproach you,
and cast out your name as evil,
for the Son of man's sake. 23Rejoice ye in that day,
and leap for joy: for, behold,
your reward is great in heaven:
for in the like manner did their
fathers unto the prophets.
6Are not five
sparrows sold for two farthings,
and not one of them is forgotten
before God? 7But even
the very hairs of your head are
all numbered. Fear not therefore:
ye are of more value than many
Let not your heart be
troubled: ye believe in God,
believe also in me.
Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you: not as
the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.
But I would not have
you to be ignorant, brethren,
concerning them which are asleep,
that ye sorrow not, even as others
which have no hope.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13)
14Forasmuch then as the
children are partakers of flesh
and blood, he also himself
likewise took part of the same;
that through death he might
destroy him that had the power of
death, that is, the devil; 15And deliver them who
through fear of death were all
their lifetime subject to bondage.
12Dear friends, do not be
surprised at the painful trial you
are suffering, as though something
strange were happening to you.
13But rejoice that you
participate in the sufferings of
Christ, so that you may be
overjoyed when his glory is
14If you are insulted
because of the name of Christ, you
are blessed, for the Spirit of
glory and of God rests on you.
(1 Peter 4:12-14), NIV
Cast all your anxiety on him
because he cares for you.
(1 Peter 5:7), NIV
Inspirational Quotes from Famous People
Very often out of adversity that's
when the best work comes.
--Tom Cochrane Canadian, Musician
Prosperity is a great teacher;
adversity is a greater. Possession
pampers the mind; privation trains
and strengthens it.
--William Hazlitt English, Critic
Life is truly known only to those
who suffer, lose, endure adversity
and stumble from defeat to defeat.
--Anais Nin American, Author
He knows not his own strength that
hath not met adversity.
--Cesare Pavese Italian, Poet
Prosperity makes friends,
adversity tries them.
--Publilius Syrus Roman, Writer
In prosperity, our friends know
us; in adversity, we know our
--John Churton Collins English,
Prosperity tries the fortunate,
adversity the great.
--Rose Kennedy American, Author
A smooth sea never made a skillful
--English Proverbs Sayings of
Fire is the test of gold;
adversity, of strong men.
--Seneca 4 B.C. 65 A.D.,
Spanish-born Roman Statesman,
Men often bear little grievances
with less courage than they do
--Aesop 620-560 BC, Greek Fabulist
Affliction is a treasure, and
scarce any man hath enough of it.
--John Donne British, Poet Quotes
As threshing separates the wheat
from the chaff, so does affliction
--Sir Richard Burton 1821-1890,
Explorer, Born in Torquay
When something an affliction
happens to you, you either let it
defeat you, or you defeat it.
--Rosalind Russell American,
We can stand affliction better
than we can prosperity, for in
prosperity we forget God.
--Dwight L. Moody American,