A desperate cry.
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning? Psalm 22:1
Does your prayer life seem to yield no result? Does God seem a million miles away? Does it feel like God abandoned you? I love the sincerity of the Psalms because life is sometimes just like that. We feel betrayed by circumstances. We cry out without answer. We feel defeated. These moments are not the end of the story. Did you know that this psalm makes reference to Christ’s suffering on the cross? Jesus cried out to the Father under the crushing weight of sin and God heard His cry. It broke God’s heart to punish His own son but if He gave us Jesus won’t He give us everything else we need? God hears your cry and it is important to Him. He will answer. You might be at the end of your strength but God has the final say. He always answers the cry of the afflicted. Be still, troubled heart. Deliverance is near!