1 Peter 4:1-2 say’s Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin.
No one takes pleasure in suffering, according to Webster’s suffering is a noun; it says’ that pain is caused by injury, illness, loss, etc. : physical, mental, or emotional pain.
What we as Christians would like to believe is that once we became a Christian we will never have any suffering what so ever. Unfortunately that is not true, since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, to learn to think like Him.
Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. Then you’ll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want.
How does one think like Jesus does? Here are a few verses that gives us direct instructions into how to think like Jesus does.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Romans 15:3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: