When I first came to Christ, I thought that being a Christian would mean protection from the calamities of life. I was chosen, washed, sealed, and hidden in the pavilion of God most high. No weapon formed against me would ever strike me down.
Perhaps you thought the same.
Or, perhaps you knew that the world is full of unpredictable losses, astonishing storms, and devastating diseases. Perhaps you were prepared, sure that in the face of fear, you and your faith would overcome.