A Psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom.
Adversity hardly seems an adequate description of David's life at this point. But the extremity of conditions he faced reminds me that my own challenges are not beyond the realms of God's control. After all--imagining infinite power is hard for a finite being. But I can compare "my life now" to "David's life then" adn say that surely God can handle this, too. We don't often rest securely in Jesus' arms the way we should, but this makes it easier.
May my certainty in the power and protection of God grown and shield me form the anxieties the world lays at my doorstep.