“Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. . . . with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience … [we] fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation” – – Abraham Lincoln
Yod is a psalm of the aggrieved. We can take comfort in these 8 verses at least, that God sees all suffering and injustice. By God’s inclusion of this faith-filled lament, we see that God desires us to turn to Him for our defense and comfort. We can lean hard on the words God has already spoken to us to sustain and guide us through our trials safely, without compromise or falling away.