My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Psalm 22:1).
Left utterly alone
David felt this. He looked around at the enemies arrayed against him and figured that God just wasn’t coming to the rescue this time. Maybe God was angry with David, or maybe he was too busy elsewhere. Whatever the reason, David was alone.
Beloved, I hope that you never feel that depth of aloneness. I hope your heart never tells you that you are abandoned by God, left to fend for yourself in a world that is against you.
But, chances are, you have.
Or you will
Your heart is mistaken.
You are not forsaken.
Jesus was forsaken for you. On the cross, Jesus was truly and completely separated from the Father as he took the punishment that we deserved. He took David’s words as his own as he cried out. He who had never in all eternity been alone suffered complete desolation
so that you will never have to.
You are not forsaken. Whatever your emotions or your circumstances or your chemistry tells you this morning, you are not forsaken.
You are remembered.
You are surrounded.
You are beloved.