Hope is the thing
that perches in the soul
and sings the tune
without the words,
and never stops at all…
– Emily Dickinson
I would add, I would call this the voice of God, ar- Raqeeb, The Watchful One*
* Ar- Raqeeb mentioned in the Quran –
Now, verily, it is We who have created man,and we know what his innermost self whispers within him: for We are closer to him than his neck-vein. And so, whenever the two demands of his nature come face to face, contending from the right and from the left, not even a word can he utter but there is a watcher with him, ever present.
-Quran, Surah Qaf 50:16-18, Interpretation by Muhammed Asad
And so, as Imam Ghazali and others have said, despair is not the condition of the believer.