Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
The first point I want to make here is that this is not God’s original design. God gave Adam and Eve everything to have the abundant life. He walked with them every morning. No sickness, no pains, no sorrows. Because Adam sinned consequences entered into their lives.
The legacy of Adam’s sin became generational. Sorrows abound not because we sin, but because Adam sinned. It is not our fault that we suffer, it is man’s legacy. There is much that goes into sorrows but those sorrows were not in God’s plan.
So why do we still suffer after we have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior? It is because salvation is not connected to suffering. Salvation is the reversal of the effects of sin. Sin is death, salvation is life. Sadly the cure for sin is not a cure for the consequences of sin. While we are freed from the penalty of sin, we are not freed, as yet, from its presence. So why cannot we be freed from suffering?
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Romans 8:36-37 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Our enemy is still walking about to seek whom he may destroy. It is not for our sakes that we have not yet been removed from suffering, but for the sake of our brothers and sisters who have yet to come to know and love Christ.
Romans 6:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Because it will be worth it.