“If you will keep the right attitude, God will take care of all your disappointments, broken dreams, the hurts and pains, and He’ll add up all the trouble and sorrow that’s been inflicted on you, and He will pay you back with twice as much peace, joy, happiness, and success.”
–Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now (New York, NY: Faith Words), p 77.
Now, contrast that with Jesus’ words to Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
for further comparison, if you have some time, check out these verses that I collected in response to a question:
Mt. 10:37-39; Mt. 16:24-28, Mt. 18:2-4; Mk. 2:17, Mk. 8:34-38; Mk. 10:42-45; Luke 9 esp v. 23-27, 46-48 and 57-62; Lk. 14:25-33; Lk. 21:1-4; Jn. 2:24-26 and Jn. 15:18-21.