Job revealed those who are born of a woman only have a few days on earth and they are full of trouble! Moses agreed by writing our days are few and are filled with pain and sorrow. Theses troubles and sorrows can be seen has hurdles in a track meet, which are a series of barriers to be jumped over in a race. God has designed our hurdles to elevate us, not to depress us!
Think about the following: the stock market, the political climate, race relations and family relationships. They all have one thing in common. So often, they are unsettled. We just want things to settle down. We long for a time, a solid place, where things are settled in spite the uncertainties of the world around us. Jesus Christ came so that we could have a faith that settles our hearts in an unsettled world.