There was no fault to be found with Jesus. He spent his days healing the blind and the sick, he forgave the sins of outcasts of society, welcomed little children, and raised the dead. Jesus had no home to call his own, he was rejected by his own brothers and his hometown. Jesus was a man of sorrows.
His death was the great accomplishment of Satan himself. He filled Judas as he betrayed him to the chief priests and the officers of the temple. Satan and his legions shrieked with delight. Jesus was dead! They knew he was dead! Their plan had been accomplished! Satan had defeated Jesus.
But even Satan does not know the future. And Jesus is alive! He defeated death and arose from the grave. How this devastated Satan! Jesus had won the victory and he knew it! It was not what he expected! Jesus did not come to earth as a king and defeat the Romans, he came as a weak baby to a weak family. He defeated Satan through SUFFERING!
The suffering of Jesus changed our futures forever! Because of the suffering of Jesus, we can put our trust in him. He is a God that knows the suffering of mankind. His death gave us eternal life in perfection.
It is so hard to suffer. It is so hard to see that anything good could come out of our pain! But, oh, when Jesus hung on the cross and the demons were claiming the victory, I can think of nothing more hopeless! But through his suffering, he rescued the souls of man!
In this life, I will have suffering. It is guaranteed. But I am not afraid. I do not ask why do I suffer? I ask Jesus, why did you suffer FOR ME?