OUR COMMITMENT Psalms 44:17-22
WE CLING TO GOD IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES
IN TRIAL V.17 All this is come upon us;
NO IGNORANCE yet have we not forgotten You,
IN TRUTH neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant
TRIUMPH IN HIM V.18
NO INFIDELITY Our heart is not turned back,
NO INSECURITY neither have our steps declined from thy way
IN TESTING V.19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of
GOD CONCENTRATES ON US IN ALL CONDITIONS V.21
NOTHING IS CONCEALED FROM HIM Shall not God search this out? for he
knows the secrets of the heart.
WE CRY TO GOD IN ALL CRUCIBLES V.22 Yes, for Your sake are we killed all the
day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter
OUR COMPLAINT Psalms 44:23-26
THE SCREAM OF THE ABANDONED SOUL V.23
A CALL TO AWARENESS Awake, why sleep You, O Lord?
A CRY TO ACTION arise, cast us not off for ever.
THE SHRIEK OF THE AGONIZING WE FEEL HOPELESS
and forget our affliction and our oppression?
THE SHUDDER OF ABSOLUTE COLLAPSE V.25-26
CRAWLING IN THE DUST For our soul is bowed down to the dust:
CHAINED IN DESPAIR our belly cleaves unto the earth.
CRYING IN DESPERATION Arise for our help, & redeem us for Your mercies’ sake