Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
In times of trouble, trials, deep loss and grief it may feel like you are all alone and nobody really cares if you live or die. In fact there may be times in your life when death seems like a welcome relief. Loneliness and sorrow feel all too familiar. It's as if even God has abandon you and your cries for help are hitting the ceiling and going nowhere.
Jesus was very familiar with grieves and afflictions. Isaiah 53:4 says he took our pain and bore our sorrows. In fact while on the cross he felt the abandonment from His Father and shouted out these very words, "my God my God why have you forsaken me?"
The word forsaken means abandon, desert or to turn ones back on. Jesus felt that agony of ‘where are you when I need you the most?’ The truth is that The Lord will never leave you nor forsake you according to Hebrews 13:5. Feelings deceive us and will try to rob us of the truth. But the truth will set you free. God is close to the broken hearted and He sends His spirit to comfort us in our time of need. Jesus is well acquainted with your pain and will answer your cries.
Prayer: "Father I ask you to come and take my sorrow and heal my broken heart. I thank you that you are with me, and that you will never leave me nor forsake me".