It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them. Psalm 44:3 Dependence on God does not usurp personal responsibility nor does personal responsibility have priority over dependence on God.

Through You, we will push back our adversaries; Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us. Psalm 44:5 In union and communion with God, saints work wonders. Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-92

For I will not trust in my bow, and my sword shall not save me. but You ... Psalm 44:6,7a The less confidence we have in anything beside God, the more evidence have we of the sincerity of our faith in God. David Dickson

Would not God find this out (I’m innocence and don’t deserve these continuing trials)? Psalm 44:21a Adversity is God's most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear. Charles Stanley

God knows the secrets of the heart. Psalm 44:21b The real surprise is that we also learn truths about ourselves, about our own lives that somehow we hadn't been able to see before. Katherine Paterson