1 Thessalonians 3:4
For truly, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and you know.
Wesley was one day walking along a road with a Christian man who was relating his troubles, and at the same time saying he did not know what he should do. As his companion was expressing his doubts they happened to pass a stone fence over which a cow was looking. "Do you know," asked Wesley, "why that cow looks over that wall?" "No," replied the friend in trouble. I will tell you, answered Wesley, "because she cannot look through it." And that is what you must do with your troubles, look over and above them.
Parallel VersesKJV: For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.