I do not need easing of circumstance, relief from difficulty, and distance from pain and suffering in order to be free. The freedom Jesus has secured for me is freedom from bitterness, anger, fear, resentment, self-pity, offense, and hopelessness in the crucible of present pain and suffering; it is freedom from my burdensome sense of "I deserve better," the encumbrance of entitlement. Only the gospel can free us from the enslaving pressure to defend ourselves. That is real freedom - God sized freedom! (Tullian Tchividjian -slight paraphrase)
Grace, Freedom, Laughter!