Our past and current behavior and actions will never prevent future trials from occurring but they will impact how we are able to manage and overcome those trials. Christ did not come to make our lives easy. Christ doesn't help us to win the lottery or win the big game or win life (as the world defines it). He came to save us from our own sins and to help us to deal with the trials of this life.
Lord, help me to see the correlation between my actions and my ability to overcome the difficult parts of life.