We do not want suffering; we want success. We identify not with those who are low and hurt but with those who are high and healthy. We don’t like lepers or losers very well; we prefer climbers and comers. For Christians, the temptation to be conformed to this world is desperately sweet and strong. Yet, says the apostle Paul, we are children of God if we suffer with Christ.
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,
The New King James Version