We shouldn’t be surprised that we suffer persecution for the sake of Jesus. We should understand that persecution has been promised to believers - Faith For The Last Days - Part 2 Persecution.
There are things that Jesus suffered and there are things that He never, ever suffered. We can define from the Word what those things are or aren’t as we walk with Him - The Fellowship Of Jesus Sufferings.
There is a joy of something that is absolutely sure. Jesus endured for the joy that was set before Him and it gave Him tremendous, enduring strength - The Joy That Is Set Before You.