Right kwik: a ‘snack’ for lions in the den. The tasty ‘morsel’ prayed without ceasing.
His strength caused pride. Shaven and blinded. He saw The LORD. Samson recieved back The Spirit that in his moment of pride had departed him.
Ruth – Refused to go ‘home’ and re-marry but humbled herself- the widow picked wheat for her mother-in-law and herself to eat!
John – Was attempted to be boiled alive, shipped to Patmos to toil and starve. He had a ‘dream’ – hypoglycemia and exhaustion?
We could go on endlessly – Moses hunted to be killed for murdering an Egyptian overseer returned Sent by God to lead them to The Promised land.
Jesus said “Blessed are ye, when Men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.“