Psalm 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, How long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
We should understand that God has always disciplined His people when they walked away from His will. He has always allowed His people to suffer the consequences of their sin. If we choose to disobey, to disregard His Word and His will then we can know that there will be consequences.
God’s people here ask how long before God will be kind to them again? How long before He will be answering their prayers. They have rebelled and now their lives have fallen apart. They need God and turn and ask how long before He delivers them.
The big lesson for all of us is that God will allow us to suffer in our sins so that we can realize that sin is not worth it. If we walk away and rebel then we need to know that God is good because He lets our sin drive us back to Him.