But Jesus looked at them and said to them, »With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.«
Jesus said to him, »If you can, all things are possible to him who believes.«
3 And not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance;
4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage! I have overcome the world.«
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, yet our inner nature is being renewed day by day.
17 For our light and momentary affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are unseen are eternal.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful even until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power and love and self-discipline.
But, as it is written, »No eye has seen, nor ear heard,nor the heart of man conceivedwhat God has prepared for those who love him,«