A great example of someone who suffered while following God is Joseph son of Jacob. He went through hell and high water even though God had promised him nobility.
Being a Christian does not remove suffering from our lives, if anything it increases the targeted attacks of the enemy. He seeks to put us on so much pressure in a bid to make us lose sight of who we are and what we ought to be doing.
As long as we are alive in this world we cannot escape suffering, yes, we will suffer even when we do no wrong. But we must keep focus on eternity because God will bring something glorious out of our sufferings.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 KJV