It has been said by some that suffering is a human condition. The scriptures tell us that while we suffer now, there was a time that we didn't suffer and there is a future where there will be no more suffering. In between those times, it is correct to say that suffering is part of the broken human condition. In this message we look at suffering, how many of us seek to avoid it, minimize it or medicate it, how we can find meaning it in, and how it can form and shape us as people of perseverance, endurance and hope. And we see how God joins us in our suffering through Jesus, and ultimately how he defeats suffering.