From Creation to the Cross: Day 3 (Scripture Reading – Psalm 22, Hebrews 4:15-16)

The Twenty-second Psalm is one of the most amazing of all the Psalms. In this Psalm, David describes the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus over 700 years before He was even born.

The Psalm begins with a cry that was uttered by Jesus on the cross, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46). This cry is one of abandonment, as the sufferer becomes aware that he is, at that moment in time, forsaken.

Sometimes it feels like the Lord has abandoned us, and it is a very normal emotion when we face times of pain and suffering.

One of the great difficulties we face in the Christian life comes during those seasons when it seems as though we are all alone, and God is nowhere to be found.

However, God is not dead; He does not sleep, and He never forgets His own! When our heart cries out, “Where are you, God,” let us remember the words of the Lord, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Thought for today:

We can go to Christ for help with the confidence of knowing He truly understands our suffering and grief because He, too, experienced it. Truthfully, He is the ONLY one we can go to for help in our time of need.

Prayer: Lord, I admit I feel lonely and abandoned in the situation I am facing now. But, thank you for all you sacrificed for us to make a close relationship with you possible. Help us come closer to you and fully know you. In His name we pray.

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