That could be called carrying our cross.
Lol, Lula you are SO Catholic.
Well, I couldn't help but think of it when KFC said,
He expects us to at least carry something; at least carry a load.
I don't believe every Christian has a cross to bear, unless you call living life in a fallen world bearing a cross, then technically everyone carries it.
True, the problem of suffering has confronted mankind ever since Adam and Eve's fall from God's grace and across the board, suffering is an escapable element of human life for both worldlings and Christians.
But when it comes to suffering through trials in our lives, Christians are very different from worldlings.
Christ said, "Come follow Me." I understand that to mean the He carried His Cross and we are to carry our cross, meaning carrying our times of suffering uniting our crosses with the Savior's cross. In this sense suffering has great value.
As Christians, it goes to our dignity, to affirming our inestimable worth for even if we are totally broken in physical or mental illness, we still have inestimable worth. Our human dignity doesn't rest on our independence, but rather on our total dependence on the One who created us in His Image.
There is a Navy saying that calm seas do not make good sailors. Stormy seas challenge his full potential. So it is with a Christian's suffering if it is offered up to God for that's what gives our suffering purpose. It strengthens, purifies and matures our faith drawing us even closer to God with the understanding the God wills only our good.