The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
I always find it interesting that nonbelievers often use the suffering of others as their excuse for not believing in God. But those who are doing the actual suffering are the ones who are most likely to put their faith in God.
I pray not to avoid the troubles of the world, O God, but rather for the faith to place my trust in you when they come. Amen.