Once you accept your enrollment of becoming a Christ-focused disciple, you will be facing some of the gruesome drillings that will expose your own very weakness and strength, fears and doubt, disbelieves and disappointments, love, and hate; I call this the path of the making of a true disciple of Christ in place of what religion and organized Christianity has offered.
Suffering is not just about the lack of food, good clothing, money, nice house, the lack of education, job and so on. There's a suffering the lord has ordained and called his own into in an order to get the best of himself out of them.
The fact that Christians across the globe live in different political and socioeconomic realities, and to a large degree, those realities affects and shape their spiritual orientation and outlook of their faith.
In order words, what some many consider as the norm in their part of the world may turn out to be persecution in another region or context