Live for Jesus and you can expect a certain amount of adversity and hardship. That’s why God says, “Don’t be surprised.” Challenges are just part of life even for the believer. Because of Christ’s death on our behalf we can experience a new life. And with His help those difficulties can prompt us to trust Him in deeper ways. After all, we’re just passing through. This world is not our home. And one day those trials will be forever gone.