“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God” (v5). Even in the middle of turmoil and sadness, the psalmist declared, by faith, that God was his salvation. He remembered what it felt like to praise God with “glad shouts” and a cheerful heart (v4), and he believed that God was still with him, despite his current experience of grief (v3).
“At night his song is with me” (v8). Darkness and sorrow can’t shut out God; He still gives us songs of faith, and He comes to help us.