We sometimes despise suffering, if we can only shun from it we will, and we will do everything to avoid it. We don’t want to suffer. But in every suffering we experience, God has a purpose; if we choose to view the way God views suffering we will be like James when he said “consider it joy brothers when you face suffering”
Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 1:3-4 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God”
When we are facing troubles or hardships, our Father never leaves us, he is there to comfort us. We sometimes feel that he isn’t working and he doesn’t care. But think of it, of all the sufferings, hardships and troubles you were in the past. Why are you still standing right now, who do you think helped you. Who do you think gave you strength to face all those, is it not God? Paul continued “For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows, that we may comfort also those who are in any trouble.
Christ experienced troubles and sufferings when he was here on earth. So who are we to think that we can escape troubles and sufferings, but as we partake with his sufferings we also partake with the comfort he received, look at the words “as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, through Christ also our comfort overflows. Sufferings may flow over us but comfort overflows. When sufferings flow over, wait for the comfort to flood you.
Instead of complaining let us learn from every situation we encounter in life. Just like Jesus Christ when he was here on earth, he learned obedience on it (Heb 5:8) let us also learn obedience in our sufferings. As we endure hardships, instead of despising them, let those situations mold and shape us into the image of Christ. Let us allow God to teach us in every situation we encounter in life. And as we face life every day we have this hope that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For how he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son (Romans 8:28-29). God has a purpose for every suffering we encounter in life.