Crossroads of suffering

Pastor Matt Eachus started this week in 1 Peter 4, Bible study last night was Romans 8, and my reading this morning covered Acts 4. Why do believers suffer? As a privilege to share in both worldly suffering and then in proportion, in His glory in eternity. What should be our response? Pray for strength, then walk in the Spirit, and be filled with joy about the eventual outcome. I think I finally understand James 1:9-11, and our positions as wealthy Americans.