Suffering. It’s a part of everyone’s life. But how we view and respond to suffering can make all the difference when it comes to following Jesus in life. If we see our suffering as an unwanted inconvenience that must simply endure until life returns to “normal”, then our suffering will have no real value and life will lose its luster. However, if we view our suffering as a divine opportunity to transform our character and behavior, then we will begin to embrace, even rejoice when we experience hardships. Our perspective makes all the difference.