At some time or another, life is going to be hard for you and for me. In the Gospel of John 16, Jesus speaks to his disciples, warning them of his death. He tells them, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” What was he doing there? He wanted to prepare them, telling them in advance what would happen, so that they could have a proper response and have peace.