And I said, “This is my anguish; but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.” Psalm 77:10
This has to be one of the most honest and powerful transitions in all of scripture. In the first half of Psalm 77, Asaph pours out his heavy heart before the Lord. He holds nothing back, writing things like, “My soul refused to be comforted, I complained and my spirit was overwhelmed, I am so troubled I cannot speak.” What’s remarkable is that Asaph doesn’t remain in that state. Somehow the confession of his heavy heart led to remembering the power and goodness of God, even though his current circumstances hadn’t changed.