During a 1957 Philadelphia Phillies baseball game, batter Richie Ashburn hit a foul ball into the stands, breaking the nose of a female fan. When play resumed, Ashburn hit the woman again with another foul ball as she was being carried off on a stretcher! Talk about adding insult to injury!
Life can be hard sometimes. Paul the apostle often recounted the hardships that he had to face as he spread the gospel message. (See 2 Corinthians 6:3-10 for an example.) Jesus warned us that life would not always be easy. But even in the midst of life’s worst trials, we can experience the peace of God because we know that Jesus is ultimately in charge.
“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.