Suffering seems to be a means to an end. A way of peeking behind the veil and realizing that there’s more to our existence than meets the eye.
Suffering is meant to make us surrender. To let go of our narrow view of the world and surrender to the unknown. In this surrender we find a greater sense of purpose and peace.
Life is not going to go the way we want it to. There will be many surprises. Including some terrible ones. We can’t measure our lives based on how well things go in accordance with our desires. The meaning of life transcends circumstances. Everything is a chance to draw closer to God.