Ps. 13:5 “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. 6 I will sing the LORD’S praise, for he has been good to me.”
When reading this verse this Psalm looks like a really good example of praise to God and exclaiming His unfailing love and salvation. However, when we look at the first few verses it shows us that the circumstances of the writer (David) were not all roses and peaches. He was surrounded by enemies that were triumphing over him and David felt as though the Lord had hidden his face. David was wrestling spiritually with the sorrow that the Lord may have departed from him. The words that he uses in the preceding verses are quite forward and forceful. Have a look at them when you get a chance.
From this Psalm we can reap a number of things. Prayer brings us a solution to the problem because it is shared with God. But it also helps us to re-focus on God’s goodness, despite our own troubles.
We have just celebrated Easter and the re-telling of Christ bringing salvation for all who trust in Him, through some of the most terrible of situations.
We can safely say that whatever our circumstances today, we can trust in God for our salvation because of His unfailing love; He has brought us salvation and has been good to you and me. The ideal response to this is to sing His praises just as David did.