Many people like to quote this line to encourage others to “continue in the Faith.” What does the Bible say about the suffering of the Believer. Paul wrote to the church at Corinth about the suffering they themselves where going through and by God’s anointing he wrote this…
2 Corinthians 1:8-9 (KJV)
8) For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
9) But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
2 Corinthians 1:8-11 (J.B. Phillips New Testament)
8-11) We should like you, our brothers, to know something of what we went through in Asia. At that time we were completely overwhelmed, the burden was more than we could bear, in fact we told ourselves that this was the end. Yet we believe now that we had this experience of coming to the end of our tether that we might learn to trust, not in ourselves, but in God who can raise the dead. It was God who preserved us from imminent death, and it is he who still preserves us. Further, we trust him to keep us safe in the future, and here you can join in and help by praying for us, so that the good that is done to us in answer to many prayers will mean eventually that many will thank God for our preservation.make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.