I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else.
I know there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
I am the Lord, the God of the universe. Nothing is too hard for me. Nothing.
Jeremiah 32:27 (paraphrase)
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of love, of power and of self discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the Lord establishes their steps.
I pray that out of His glorious riches he may strengthen you with His Spirit in your inner being.
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.