Historically, the Psalms cover a period of about 1000 years, from the time of Moses to the Israelites' return from exile. "Of all the books in the Old Testament the Book of Psalms most vividly represents the faith of individuals in the Lord. The Psalms are the inspired espouses of human hearts to God's revelation of Himself in law, history, and prophecy. Saints of all ages have appropriated this collection of prayers and praises in their public worship and private meditations.” -Dr. Thomas Constable
Psalm 46:1-2 NIV “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
People of God will find safety in Him. He has given us grounds to expect this of Him. Therefore, we do not need to fear even though we face very difficult times. Someone with a broken heart will attest to the darkness of each day. They will look around in disbelief of how everyone can happily go on with their lives. But fear not, focusing on God each day, you will slowly be engulf in His presence. And in the refuge of His presence you will find peace.