"Since God intends to make you like Jesus, He will take you through the same experiences Jesus went through. That includes loneliness, temptation, stress, criticism, rejection, and many other problems. The Bible says Jesus ‘learned obedience through suffering’, and ‘was made perfect through suffering.’ Why would God exempt us from what He allowed His own son to experience? Paul said, ‘We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!’"
— Rick Warren