At times, it may seem as though life is a contest: us versus the world. No matter how much we accomplish, no matter how often our actions are right, no matter how many people we help, no matter how much love we show, life keeps coming at us like a ping pong ball on steroids. Like David in Psalm 7, my Lent reading for today, we should not lose ourselves in despair; rather, we should seek refuge in God. There, we will feel safe and secure. We all need that place.