In the midst of promise, Jesus guarantees we will suffer. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). “You’re gonna’ get squashed!” is a fair vernacular paraphrase. Hemmed in, harassed, and distressed. Oppressed, vexed, and afflicted. Both internal and external afflictions are in view in the word “trouble,” the former covering that, anguish, and anxiety, the latter persecution by enemies and such troubles as illness, poverty, abandonment, and the like (Robert Kellemen, Soul Physicians, p. 293).