Life is all about fighting a spiritual battle. As in any battle, casualties and sufferings are unavoidable. How you want to suffer depends upon which side you're on. If you're on the side of the enemy of God, your suffering may not be great, but you risk eternal separation from God after this life. If you are on the side of God fighting for his glory, you may suffer a lot, but all sufferings will be short-lived and your joy will be great in heaven. Make your choice.