The theme of Psalm 79 is one of the most prominent themes in all the Psalms. I wonder why this theme is so predominant in the songs that God’s people sing. Could it be that it reflects the frequency of the experience?

Lord, we have been knocked down for the count! I don’t know where I will ever get the energy to get up and continue with the fight. You don’t even seem to care. God, do you have it in for me? My problems seem to scream at me and ask me where is your God? Is he out to lunch? Is he taking a nap? Where are you when I need you most?

The truth is, as the Psalmist concludes, most of my pain is the result of my own actions, choices, and attitudes. So he prays! Please forgive me for neglecting your plan for my life. Please, pull me out of this mess. Do what you’re best at doing. That is saving! That’s what God’s specialty is.

I trust you to do just that God and when you do, I will praise you over and over and over. Maybe I should start now!