Who says that christian will have a successful and rich life? Who says that christian will live in abundance of money?
Who says that christian will never suffer?
If even our God suffered, and asked us to carry our own cross, how can we expect for no suffering?
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
(Matthew 16:24-25 ESV)