But You have rejected us and disgraced us
and have not gone out with our armies.
You have made us like sheep for slaughter
and have scattered us among the nations.
You have sold Your people for a trifle,
demanding no high price for them.
You have made us the taunt of our neighbors,
the derision and scorn of those around us.
You have made us a byword among the nations,
a laughingstock among the peoples.
All-day-long my disgrace is before me,
and shame has covered my face
at the sound of the taunter and reviler,
at the sight of the enemy and the avenger.
It certainly can feel as though the LORD has forgotten about us in our distress and pain. Oh but trust Him, lean in to Him by meditating on His Word. You will be reminded that He is/was there all along.
All this has come upon us,
though we have not forgotten You,
and we have not been false to Your covenant.
Our heart has not turned back,
nor have our steps departed from Your way;
yet You have broken us in the place of jackals
and covered us with the shadow of death.
If we had forgotten the Name of our God
or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
would not God discover this?
For He knows the secrets of the heart.
Yet for Your sake we are killed all-day-long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.
Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord?
Rouse Yourself! Do not reject us forever!
Why do You hide Your face?
Why do You forget our affliction and oppression?
For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
our belly clings to the ground.
Rise up; come to our help!
Redeem us for the sake of Your steadfast love!
Psalm 44:9-26 Typography added A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.