Knowing Jesus means I will be blessed, right? That means I will be healthy and wealthy, right? I am God’s child, so surely he does not want me to suffer, right? Despite these seemingly reasonable assertions, an honest look at the Christian life will show that even when walking with Jesus, Christians encounter hardships. What are we to make of that when it happens in our life? In this foundational opening message from 1 Peter we will hear God’s message of encouragement to a suffering group of Christians struggling to know how to make sense of their hardships. God was doing something meaningful in them and he will do something meaningful in us. Let’s learn about it.