We also rejoice in sufferings.
– Rom 5:3 NET
For if only in this life we have hope in Christ, we should be pitied more than anyone.
Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in the degree that you have shared in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice and be glad.—As sorrowful, but always rejoicing.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!—So they left the council rejoicing because they had been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in him.
When the fig tree does not bud, and there are no grapes on the vines; when the olive trees do not produce, and the fields yield no crops; when the sheep disappear from the pen, and there are no cattle in the stalls, I will rejoice because of the Lord; I will be happy because of the God who delivers me!
1 Cor 15:19, 1 Pet 4:12-13, 2 Cor 6:10, Phil 4:4, Acts 5:41, Rom 15:13, Hab 3:17-18