II Corinthians 4:17 "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;"
"To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to choose God's will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God's will, as Jesus did. Whether it means suffering or not. Be merciful to God's reputation. It is easy to blacken God's character because God never answers back. He never vindicates Himself. Beware of the thought that Jesus needed sympathy in His earthly life; He refused sympathy from others because He knew far too wisely that no one on earth understood what He was going through. Notice God's 'waste' of saints, according to the judgment of the world. God plants His saints in some of the most useless places. We say 'God intends me to be here because I am useful'. Jesus never estimated His life along the line of the greatest use. God puts His saints where they will glorify Him most. And we are no judges at all of where that is" Quoted by Oswald Chambers
Let me just add here that Christ never said that He would do away with our sufferings but that He would fill them with His presence!! No matter what we go through in our sufferings...He is right there going through it with us. And His desire is to be glorified in all things...even in our sufferings!!
Hebrews 13:5 "...I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."