NAR tries to tell us that God is preparing us for something BIG. What they mean by "big" is to be well-off and popular in this world. They willfully ignore the words of Paul, John the Baptist, David, Job, Peter, Christ Jesus, etc. To be "friends" with the world is to be an "enemy" of God, as James wrote.
Should we expect God to give us favor? I see a lot of posts on social media about God's favor and that we essentially "deserve it". That, IMO, is not how God works. He gives us grace and shows us mercy, but we definitely don't deserve those things. Being God's children does not give us the right to demand things of Him, and He is not obligated to show us favor.