OUR FATHER WHOM WE MUST ALWAYS TRUST EVEN WHEN HE DOES NOT SEEM NEAR
4 14 44 verse 9 says this;
But now you have rejected and humbled us; you no longer go out with our armies.
This verse marks a change in the psalm where the the author goes from remembering the good works of the Lord towards his ancestors. He recalled the stories told of how the Lord had helped his people overcome their adversaries and how they had boasted in the Lord.
The verse then changes tone and observes that the Lord had rejected them and left them to fend for themselves.
The author tries to rationalize what had caused the Lord to retreat from them. He considered that they had not strayed from the Lord as captured in Psalm 44 verses 17 - 18
All this came upon us, though we had not forgotten you; we had not been false to your covenant.
Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path.
The psalmist is distressed because the Lord seems to have turned His back on them even though they have been faithful to Him. He cries out to the Lord with this lament in Psalm chapter 44 verses 23 -26;
Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.
Why do you hide your face and forget our misery and oppression?
We are brought down to the dust; our bodies cling to the ground. Rise up and help us; rescue us because of your unfailing love.