But you, LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations. Psalm 102.12
The verse above marks the turning point in Psalm 102. It's not so much that the sufferer comes to their senses (putting it like that is cruel), rather they are refreshed by the sudden realisation - boillsgeadh in Gaelic - of God's glory. Suddenly they are filled with hope, based on the unshakable convictions that God is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient: God is eternally present, all powerful, all-knowing. Most importantly, the testimony of faith is that God is not detached in his transcendence. God's love draws him in. God always comes through for those he loves, often in times and in ways that we do not anticipate.
No longer do I wonder "if" about God. It's more about "how". How will God come through? When should we expect God's intervention? What can we do to prepare? Perhaps you are holding on by your finger-tips; or you are concerned for someone whose predicament has become unbearable; or you are interceding for a seemingly intractable situation? The Hebrew word for destitute means one who has been stripped bare - and not just of their clothing but of their possessions and of their hope even. The good news is that God is coming through for them, for us, for you...