Something to think about
I've recently tried to memorise this Psalm, this prayer of David's. There's something powerful about committing to our minds the words of scripture - so that, at any time, we can recall them and speak them to ourselves.
David knew suffering and challenge. He knew hatred and fear. Yet he also knew a good, loving Heavenly Father, with whom he felt cared for and provided for. He, at times, had to literally run for his life - yet he's able to declare here that 'the boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places' and 'with him at my right hand I will not be shaken'.
In the face of life's personal challenges, how can we develop such peace and trust? And, in the face of larger scale difficulties in the world - poverty, war, the climate crisis, how can we declare with David that apart from God we have no good thing?