Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. Psalm 34:19
The honest truth is I got a rather sinking feeling when I read that verse this morning. Uh, huh. I had a bad feeling about that afflictions part. Well, I had to go to work this afternoon and where I'm working is away off in the mountains, over mostly gravel road. Now, add to that they had just oiled and graveled the paved section. When I got to my destination there was a very depressing hissing coming from one of the tires, and it was very shortly flat. ..."but the Lord delivered him out of them all." I tried to draw assurance from that while I worked and the lady I was helping had her husband change the tire for me when he got home.
Just a little reminder I guess that the Bible relates to our modern lives.