In Hebrews 12:3, we are encouraged to think about the sufferings of Christ in order to solace ourselves when trials arise in our lives.If we interpret
hardships to be God’s perfecting work,that means it has a purpose and I can rejoice.That is a work of faith ,but you must initiate the work of God by opening the door of faith to allow joy to replace discouragement. Verse 2 of this chapter says that the chief emotion of Jesus under trial was “joy”.