|Jesus fasted in the desert, 40 days|
When Jesus walked with the Apostles, He was confronted by an objection:
Jesus responded in this manner:
15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
To this day, people wonder why we have to suffer. The answer is given in Scripture:
1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
Thus, Scripture says that suffering is redemptive.