Psalm 44

“All this has come upon us, though we have not forgotten you, and we have not been false to your covenant” (v17).  This psalm expresses the struggle of those who have faithfully served God and yet encountered trouble and sorrow (v15-16).  The psalmist knew that God had delivered His people before (v1-3), and he didn’t understand why God was allowing their present suffering (v9-11). However, he knew that self-help wasn’t the answer: “For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me” (v6).
 
“Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love!” (v26).  Sometimes God calls us to wait, to endure a little while, yet His steadfast love never fails.