There's something to be said for the simple act of naming the tiny joys in life. It may not seem like much, but taking a moment day by day to focus on the good and give thanks for blessings both big and small has a way of slowly but surely changing a heart.
One of my seminary professors opened every single class by having us recite this prayer together. It was a good reminder that we have all, each and every one, fallen short of the glory of God. We have all fallen short of his expectations. None of us are perfect, and it’s good to admit it on the regular.
The Lord is a safe place to run in the midst of trouble. There's no better place to be than in the shelter of his wings, because this is the Truth: the world may fall to pieces around us, but the Lord remains unshaken. ⠀
The prophet Micah first spoke these words during a time of great trouble for the people of God. Granted, it was a much different kind of trouble than the trouble that we're facing today, but it was trouble nonetheless, and these words still speak.