How should I understand affliction?

Affliction comes upon everyone.  We all suffer. But how we suffer is a choice.  Do we suffer with Christ, and find peace and rest in Him?  Or do we suffer alone, relying on our own strength to cope?  And when we are afflicted and are suffering, what real strength do we have?

This is one of the most inspiring messages you will ever hear. Born without arms, Daniel Ritchie has known affliction from as far back as he can remember.  And yet, he glorifies God in his afflction.  We too can make a choice to suffer with Jesus and for His glory.

This message is from the Truth for a New Generation Conference in Murfreesboro, TN and well-worth your time to watch and be encouraged and inspired.