My dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful test you are suffering, as though something unusual were happening to you. Rather be glad that you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may be full of joy when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:12-13
It is no wonder that our Christian life is submitted to tough tests. During those times, our faith is put to the test.
It is necessary for us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, and remember the tests He had to undergo out of obedience to the Father. The Word tells us that we must be glad for such sufferings, for they are part of Christ. Later on, we will also experience his glory the same way, which was demonstrated when He rose from the dead.
In suffering we are guaranteeing our resurrection. Let us be glad about everything, for his victory is ours too.