1 Thes. 3:1-4 (ESV)
Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone,  and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith,  that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.  For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just as it has come to pass, and just as you know.
“You yourselves know that we are destined for this. For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction.” Can you imagine Joel Olsteen selling a stadium out with this message? Why is it Christians today think things are supposed to be going well for them and nothing bad should ever happen to them?