This letter of Peter called book of "1 Peter" says much about suffering and how it can be a way of serving God, sharing the faith, and as a test from the Lord. The letter was written by Peter to the Christians residing in the northern area of Asia Minor. At that point in time when Peter wrote this letter, many of the Christians had experienced suffering through unfair treatments from people who did not believe in Jesus Christ and his teachings.
The book of "1 Peter" has 5 chapters and include the following: Peter's greetings and prayer, a real reason for hope, choosing to live as God's holy people, the example of Christ's suffering, living as Christians and suffering, advice for church leaders – as wives and husbands, suffering for doing right, and being faithful to God, and finally, Peter's final greetings.
Peter offers encouragement and care in his letter, reminding them that as Christians they should put up with hard times as a test, to strengthen their faith in God, believeing that it will give them glory and honor when Christ returns. He further reminds them that Christ himself suffered while on earth. But because God resurrected Jesus Christ from death, Christian should hope for the best yet to come, meaning, Christ's second coming.