Psalm 44 has a stark contrast that seems to be in reverse order. As you start the Psalm, it seems to be praising God for how good he is to the people, but right after the interlude starting in verse 9, it changes to a lament that God has forgotten them and abandoned them. If you were using this in a worship service, you could never have this as the closing song.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.