What is the purpose for pain? or What we like to call suffering? One of the reasons is to try our faith to see what sort it is. Two to bring us to our knees where we are most powerful. A lot of times we don't pray as we ought when we are on the the mountain top feeling God's presence all around us as if to say the devil can't touch me know. my bible tells me that when the Son's of God presented themselves satan also presented himself. (We are most vulnerable when we are our strongest) and Thirdly is so that God can birth is power in us to where He will get all the Honor and Glory where no one can get any portion of what is is due our Father in Heaven.