The link below will take you to Pastor Matt Chandler as he describes his theology of suffering.  Last Thanksgiving he had a seziure that revealed the presence of a malignant brain tumor.  In this video he explains his journey and how his understanding of God’s grace is sufficient for every situation… including the unexpected.  His testimony lasts 27 minutes, then CJ Mahaney gives a few thoughts regarding suffering, after which John Piper prays for Matt (This takes place at 46 minutes into the video.  This is a blessing!).  You may not agree with all of Matt’s theology, but you can’t argue with his faith and hope in God.