1. Trouble seems to be woven into the fabric of living (Job 14:1).
2. Many of our distresses are caused by our own sin and foolishness (Prov. 21:23, Ps. 78:32-3).
3. Some difficulties are created by other people (Ps. 9:13).
4. God allows trouble but is always in control (2 Chr. 29:8).
5. We have a refuge and strong defense in the Lord (Ps. 59:16).
6. He invites us to call upon Him in our distresses (Ps. 50:15).
7. We can expect deliverance in keeping with His will (Ps. 107:6, 143:11).