My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? (Psalm 22:1).
And yet he isn’t far, is he, Beloved?
I mean, you and I have been around long enough to realize that God is with us, even when we can’t feel his presence. He promised that he would never leave us, never forsake us, and we believe him.
that doesn’t change the way it feels.
I feel your pain, David my brother.
So I don’t know where you are today, emotions-wise. You may read this verse and think, “Wow, yeah, I remember feeling that way. So glad that’s over!”
For someone out there, this verse is the echo of your own cry, of the pain and the sorrow and the terror of the “What if.”
As in, “What if I really am alone?”
“What if God really isn’t coming back?
or worst of all,
“What if he was never really there in the first place?”
If that’s you, all I can tell you is you’re not the first to feel this way, and you won’t be the last. You are not forgotten by the One who loves you. If you can hang in and hang on, it will absolutely get better
in just a couple of verses.
Happy Monday, Beloved