God allowed most of His prophets and apostles to die often brutal deaths. The Son of God died a brutal death. If God Himself and His chosen people have suffered so much why should we assume all suffering is bad or punishment? The greatest act of love in history was also the greatest suffering in history.
Instead of saying
"Why me, why am I suffering?" We should say "Why you Lord, why did you
suffer?" Wow if we thought like that. Wow, the love..