Some Buddhists say that we are already enlightened although we have not realized it yet. Some Christians say that they are saved although they are still sinners.
Both these statements recognize both a deeper spiritual level on which everything is sorted and a more immediate practical level on which things are still to be resolved. Maybe one perception or insight is expressed through alternative conceptual systems?
Except when experiencing extreme suffering, we might recognize that in one sense things are ok because we are alive and conscious but in another sense much remains to be done?