When Christ’s followers suffer, so does He. We will probably suffer as followers of Christ throughout our lives, but Christ never leaves us alone in our suffering. In 2 Corinthians 2:5 Paul says, For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. The second part of the verse is where our hope is. Our comfort comes from Christ who experiences the suffering with us. We were never promised a perfect life, but we were promised to never have to experience it alone.