An Appeal to God for Deliverance
The Psalmist reviews past victories and proclaims that they did not come by the arm of the flesh, but by the hand of God. It is God’s hand which now seems to be missing. It has been replaced by the hand of the enemy and God’s people are suffering.
Paul quotes verse 22 in Romans 8 to teach the Church that God’s people will suffer and be persecuted in this world. But even if we don’t see God’s hand, we know that final victory is ours through Him.
Even when I don’t see His hand, I know that I am in it.