If we struggle or suffer in a general day-to-day way, we may look to Him in the spirit of Hebrews 12: "Bear what you have to bear as 'chastening' — as God’s dealing with you as sons." He is a good Father and He is clearly at work upon us.
If we suffer specifically for the purposes of the Kingdom, we may count ourselves fortunate to "complete in our own bodies the sufferings of Christ" (Col. 1:24). He is a good Brother, a glorious Savior, and to know Him better in that way is to know Life better Himself.
Truly, all our sufferings may end in greater intimacy with this Jesus. Every challenge gives a connection toward His heart.