“Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me! O LORD, be my helper!" (v10). The psalmist was briefly tempted to take credit for his own prosperity and think that he could control it: “I shall never be moved!” (v6). However, life’s troubles made him face his own weakness and rely on the Lord. “You have healed me … you restored me to life” (v2-3). Even in the deepest despair, the psalmist declared with confidence that for those who trust in God, “joy comes with the morning” (v5).
When difficulty strikes us, we find that God is our unshakeable foundation. “You made my mountain stand strong” (v7).