That God perfects us – His children – through loving yet sometimes harsh discipline is a truth worth mentioning in the context of suffering all of us experience to some degree.
But to say Christians suffer more than non-believers is a misnomer.
All human beings suffer by virtue of the fall and the sinful nature. No one escapes pain while here on this earth. Christians actually should perceptually suffer less as we know a bigger purpose exists and we know the Hand who allows the pain is of a perfect and loving Creator.
Non-believers are awash in a senseless, meaningless agony without explanation! On the other hand we know that discipline, though unpleasant, yields the good to eat fruit of holiness.
Thank You Father God for Your loving discipline! May we always know how kind and merciful You are! In Jesus’ Name, amen!