Sharing In Your Suffering I often think why do we have to suffer in this world ? Some more than others . Why do we experience extreme pain , sickness , brokenness , death of loved ones , separation of family , and spouses , divorce and handicaps . Yes , we live in a fallen world – a world of sin but our Saviour came all for us . The verse in Philippians 3: 10 ….. says …. ....I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. I was reading something from Joni Erickson Tada that puts a lot of this in prospective . She has been in a wheelchair for more than 30 years and never complains and writes beautiful poetry and books and has been an inspiration to many . She says and I quote After reading this , I am more committed to serving You Jesus , no matter what comes my way . Footnote : When I was on my mission trips ; I always remembered the missionary when we started to complain about the heat and being tired etc. He would say " Suffering for Jesus.