God doesn't abandon us when we're suffering. When Jesus asked His disciples, "Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?" (Matthew 20:22), He was teaching them that there would be suffering. There's a great difference between the way in which worldly people and godly people react to suffering. "Men of this world whose reward is in this life" (Psalm 17:14) don't see any eternal purpose in suffering. The believer looks beyond the suffering to the glory which is yet to come: "And I, in righteousness, I shall see Your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing Your likeness" (Psalm 17:15).