I Peter 1:7
"That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:"
I Peter 1:7
"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."
II Timothy 3:12
"For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;"
"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
II Corinthians 12:9
"And being in agony he prayed more earnestly:"
Luke 22:44 a
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully you, and persecute you;"
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called according to his purpose."
"But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth."
"Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:"
"Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools."