-Theme: Cry out to God when all seems lost. He is the Redeemer, Savior, Helper, Glorifier, Compassionate King, and Avenger to whom we should give thanksgiving and praise.
-Historical Insight: This is a Psalm of Asaph, or possibly one of his descendants, probably written, it seems from the context, after the Babylonians had leveled Jerusalem (Psalm 79:1-8, 2 Kings 25).
-*Application* As God’s sheep of His pasture we are privileged to have Him as our Avenger. When all seems lost, it really isn’t with the LORD. He will come through for the glory of His Name in our lives. His anger and jealousy over us is palpable in so many ways. Submit to His agenda and walk in His ways. Cry and groan before Him in times of distress, and expect His compassion, grace, and mercy to be abundant to take away your reproach.
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 79:9