I think one of the more disturbing and perhaps destructive ideas to come out of the modern western church is the teaching that believers can be assured a life of comfort and prosperity if you just follow the principles set in the Bible.

This is a distortion that results from insulated church cultures: "cherry picking" passages out of their proper context and ignoring others.

This modern western idea flies in the face of the reality that much of the earth, including church communities, are experiencing poverty, injustice, displacement, persecution, conflict, and loss. Consider Ukraine and Syria!

If material blessing in this age was an attainable promise, you should expect to see examples of that in the lives of the apostles and disciples throughout church history.

Rather, we see that all the apostles, while having their needs met, had struggles. And all but John were martyred. (Sidenote - they tried to kill John too.) The church, throughout most of history, has been marginalized and persecuted for their beliefs.

There are promises of provision:

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." - Matt 6:33

"And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." - Phil 4:19

And He promises to be with you:

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever. Jn 14:16

But Jesus' words are clear:

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - Jn 16:33

"If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also." - Jn 15:20

Respite is coming in the form of His kingdom - said every major and minor Prophet in the Old Testament (with the exception of Jonah and Nahum - who's prophecies mostly concerned Nineveh).

In the meantime, Jesus did encourage us to pray for that day:

"Your kingdom come,
     Your will be done,
     on earth as it is in heaven"

And He encouraged us to pray for our needs:

"Give us this day our daily bread.
 And forgive us our debts,
     as we also have forgiven our debtors.
 And lead us not into temptation,
     but deliver us from the evil one."

The Beatitudes given by Jesus in the Book of Matthew point to that day of the "restoration of all things" (Acts 3:21). Note the attributes. And also note the outcomes in the "for" statements. These words are NOT allegory.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
     for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
     for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
     for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
     for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
     for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
     for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.