Buddhism sees suffering as inevitable and without purpose. To escape it, we must cease to exist.
In contrast, Christianity sees suffering as inevitable, but as serving a divine purpose.
1) Suffering is used by God as a form of discipline.
2) Sometimes suffering enables us to be used as a vessel for God’s glory.
3) Suffering may be a test of our integrity.
4) Trials refine our faith.
5) God uses suffering to develop our character.