2 Corinthians 1:5–For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant in Christ.
Christ did not have an easy, pain-free life. He was obedient and that brought on sufferings. If we are obedient to Christ we too will experience suffering. However, we will also have the same comfort that Christ had through it all: His relationship with His Father and the Spirit. Are we experiencing the sufferings AND the comfort of Christ?
Lord, help me to be obedient in all areas, knowing that sufferings will come, but also that Your comfort is abundant.