"Life is suffering." That's the First Noble Truth---yes, it's the first noble truth 'of Buddhism'; but it looks like it's true whether Buddha says so or not (no mention of 'Buddha' in that truth).
Earlier today, a friend of mine posted that "meme" that mentions how "Moses was a drunk, Jacob lied, Rahab was a prostitute (and I think a few other great misbehaviors of noted Biblical ancestors), but God still used them and thus -can use you too." And I commented that I was afraid to share that 'meme,' worried that people might take the wrong message from it (that "you've got to do bad things in order for God to use you.")
But was there anyone who did the work of God who didn't suffer and/or sin greatly?
And then I see other posts and comments by atheists & agnostics, asking questions like "What kind of God would let all these innocents die?" (referring to various plagues and/or mass-murders) Makes me want to ask, "You think the hungry orphans were enjoying life? You don't believe death is a sweet release from the struggles & worries of a life in which you can only rely on yourself (on account of your Creator either not-existing or in-an-undisclosed-location)?"