One has written that faith seems to flourish in times of persecution & falters in times of prosperity. If you have studied church history then you understand that statement. It is a well-known fact that in the areas of the world where the flames of Christian persecution blaze the hottest, that is where you find Christians with strong faith. The church of Thessalonica is one example of this truth. In contrast it frequently observed throughout history that in areas where Christians experience ease, prosperity, and comfort that the church’s faith generally grows weak and sickly. With this understanding it should be no surprise that GOD has ordained His people to suffer in this world.