Why are we in shame? (Ps 44:17-44:19)

“All this has come upon us.

Yet we have not forgotten you.

We have not been false to your covenant.

Our heart has not turned back.

Our steps have not departed from your way.

Yet you have broken us in the haunt of jackals.

You have covered us with deep darkness.”

The psalmist complained about what has happened to them. They did not forget God. They remembered his covenant. Their hearts and their steps are still turned to God since they have not departed from his ways. Yet they are broken down. They have been covered with a deep darkness. They want to know why. What did they do wrong?