I added this question to this series because it is so appropriate.
Question #6 is often very difficult for us to deal with because it requires obedience. In my flesh, when I face suffering, I want to complain and/or run from it. But what does God want? What has He said in His word about how we should act when we suffer? I'll let three passages answer these questions:
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." II Corinthians 1:3-4
"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:2-4
"Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed." I Peter 4:12-13
Do you struggle to respond this way? What is it specifically that causes us to struggle with this? Why is obedience in this area so difficult?