Sometimes when people come to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ, they think that everything will change in an instant and their life will be good with no suffering. They think that immediately God will take away their pain. Maybe they think that because of the way we as Christians present it to them. Maybe the better way to present it is that even though you will experience pain and suffering at various points in your life, God promises you will not walk alone.
Unfortunately, everyone will experience some sort of suffering at some point in their lives. Whether that is losing a loved one too soon, a broken relationship with a friend or family member, or even just standing up for your beliefs and experiencing strife in the Christian life. Suffering is all around us because we live in a broken world.
God never promised us that there would be no suffering, but He does promise that we will not go through it alone. We will have His Word to guide us, His heart to comfort us, and His people to walk with us. The other thing he promises is that we will attain a future glory. Romans 8:18 says that what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later. We are waiting for the day when our faith shall be revealed. And as verse 20 says, we wait with eager hope. Someday there will be no more pain. There will be no more suffering. There will just be God and his people forever.