When you read this song the impression is that God
– forgets his own
– hides his face
– leaves his own to their own counsel and sorrow
– allows his own to be humiliated
That is so until you get past the song’s plea for an answer and vindication (vs. 3 and 4). This also looks like a protest. Surely, David had loads of trouble but he seems to turn like a magnet to the pole.
“Let me sing”, he sings. Despite what I just said about Israel’s God I need to confess God’s interaction with me. Abundance covers my life: good and bad. so let me sing.
I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.