We all face suffering in some way, shape or form. And in our pain, we long to know why God allows grief and hardship into our lives. People often hold only one view of suffering; however, the Bible does not have one approach to suffering but many. To pick up one theme of suffering in Scripture is to miss the entire picture. The Bible’s approach to the problem of suffering makes it clear that discernment is necessary every step of the way. As Christians, we need to listen to the whole biblical narrative to appreciate its multifaceted handling of the problem. If the Bible offers a range of perspectives on God and suffering, then we must be willing to sort and weigh them when we are faced with difficulty. It’s also important that we recognize that our suffering doesn’t happen without purpose. This doesn’t mean that the Bible doesn’t tell us how to think about our suffering now, it actually equips us. Here are six truths about Christian suffering every Christian should know.