The tribulation we receive for the sake of Christ is because we love God and are unwilling to comprimise our stand for God. We will receive tribulation if we are living for God.
Pressure that the world puts on us is a form of tribulation.
Have you felt any pressure recently?
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22
Are we proving God and His ability to help us out during hard times? What's inside of us is going to come out when times get tough. We want Christ to shine in us and through us even during difficult times.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; Romans 5:3
God gets glory in tribulation when the pressure is tight and we handle it the godly way. When Christ is shown and God is pleased that's glorying in tribulation.
Going through tribulation the godly way has to be learned. We learn through tribulation and it can come in the form of ridicule, rejection, persecution, pressure... and so on.
When we were in sin who was our Captain that helped us in time of tribulation?
Christ is a Christians Captain during times of tribulation.
And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper. 2 Chronicles 13:12
Being consistant in your prayer life, bible studies, church attendance, and meditation is what will allow us to go through tribulation. And by this consistancy in our lives through our devotion to God will we be successful when we are faced with difficult situations. God needs to and must be the Captain of our soul. He is our help in time of need.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16