The key to suffering is our attitude toward it. (Bernard Schneider, late pastor and author)
We all face difficulties, trials, and hard times at some time or another. Suffering is never pleasant, even when it might be the result of surgery, for example, which ultimately will bring healing. As Schneider suggests, our attitude to the distress of life will go a long way in determining how well we endure the suffering and pain.
We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance (Romans 5:3).