Psalm 4 Psalm 4 is a wonderful look, a wonderful window into the heart of a man who’s in the middle of a trial, in the middle of the unthinkable. And in that way, it’s a bit of a textbook for us on how to fight this spiritual war of trial.
The cries of the human heart do not change from one generation to the next. The expressions of the Psalmist, then, remain strikingly relevant and understandable to us today. Through petition, praise, lament and song, the Psalmist articulates both the difficulties of living in a fallen world but also the eternal truths about the character of God. Those who are burdened by life’s trials will discover that the Psalms are, as one commentator called them, “the soul’s medicine chest.”