Do believers suffer like non-believers?

Being a Christian does not mean that we do not suffer in any way. Christians suffer just as much as anyone. I had a friend who was a very important person in the Christian world. When his son was suffering a life-changing illness, he found himself praying ‘Lord, I’ve done so much for you, please heal my son.’ then he had to pull himself up sharp. Like all of us he had done nothing to deserve God’s favour. Everything is God’s mercy and gift.