How long, Lord God Almighty, will your anger smolder against the prayers of your people? You have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink tears by the bowlful. You have made us an object of derision to our neighbors, and our enemies mock us.
Besides songs of praise, Psalm has another theme: complaining about how God treats His people. When I complain about God perceived abandonment, I need to remember that praise always comes next because He is always good and righteous in His ways, even if we do not understand them.