Yet, I can pray quite honestly the opening verses. I do experience God as a refuge and a fortress. I do trust God.
Reading the psalm in response to the passage from Jeremiah when he's speaking to a people who did not follow God's ordinances and are being threatened by a powerful army. Jeremiah tells them what he has heard from the Lord, that, even in the face of disruption and loss, they are to look toward a future.
We moderns can pray this psalm as we face our own disruptions and losses. And, in praying it, we can remind ourselves of just who is in charge of our rescue, our honor, and our salvation,