Suffering is a part of life. It’s the painful reality of a world divorced from God. Our suffering is hard, but that doesn’t mean it has to be meaningless. In fact, God has purpose for our suffering that includes so much more than simply getting through it. When we view our suffering in light of Jesus, we can endure hardship well while experiencing more of God. The truth is, God often uses our moments of greatest suffer for our highest good and deepest joy.
- 1 Peter 4:12 - 13