May 9. Plea for Deliverance

Ps. 44:1-26

One person and God make a majority. The psalmist recounted the care and deliverance that God had for His people during the times of wilderness wandering and settling into the Promised Land. As had been commanded earlier, the fathers had related those events to their children for their remembrance.

During the current national distress, it seemed that God had given them up to their captors and turned His back upon His people. They had been scorned and dishonored. The psalmist observed that they still remembered His name and recognized His power. He begged Him to restore them from their affliction.

Sadly, it sometimes takes affliction, persecution or tragedy to cause one to realize the importance of God in his life and well-being. If we continue to look to Him in obedience, He will never forsake us.