Rather than writing a meditation today on Psalm 44, I’m sharing a sermon on the psalm by Rev. Paul Ipema of Community United Reformed Church in Schererville, IN. He preached this sermon at the evening worship service on February 6 of 2011. It can be accessed on the Sermon Audio website. In this message, Rev. Ipema speaks briefly about this type of psalm, a lament. He makes many valuable points and shows an important link between the Old and New Testaments.
Since this psalm focuses on oppression and suffering, it is not easy to read. It’s one many people may wish to avoid. But Rev. Ipema’s sermon assures believers that “we do not suffer in vain.”
Here’s Rev. Ipema’s sermon: When God Hides His Face.
He begins by reading Psalm 44 from the English Standard Version.
May you be blessed by this message and may God encourage your heart in your sufferings today.