affliction [uh-flik-shuh n] : a state of pain, distress, or grief; misery
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
2 Corinthians 4:17
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
“Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them.In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
2 Timothy 4:5
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.