In times of trouble its good to remember that Hashem does indeed sit on His Throne and is in charge of all things. His promises are not in vain and His sovereignty is sure. As Shabbat approaches we need to remember all those who are suffering now, from those forcibly thrown out of homes in Gaza to those suffering now in the southern USA, and ask our G-d to have mercy and to forgive us and to bring this weary world the peace it so desperately needs. If ever there was a time to pray with kevana, it is now. May we all merit Geulah soon.