If we are true Christians, we must not expect everything smooth in our journey to Heaven. We must count it no strange thing, if we have to endure sicknesses, losses, bereavements, and disappointments, just like other people. Free pardon and full forgiveness, grace by the way, and glory to the end — all this our Savior has promised to give. But He has never promised that we shall have no afflictions. He loves us too well to promise that!