My God, my God,
why have you abandoned me?
why do I not feel safe?
are you listening to me?
O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, and you do not respond.
Yet you are our God;
and we are your people.
In the past, we have put our trust in you;
and you have made us safe.
We cried to you and you answered us;
we trusted you and we were not disappointed.
But now I am a worm,
I am disrespected and unloved.
No one believes in me;
everyone shakes their heads in doubt:
I wonder with them, “If God is on my side;
when will She rescue me.
when will She deliver me,
when will She give me happiness.”