“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?”
Have you ever felt forsaken by God and asked this question when praying? Isn’t it comforting to know that David felt that way as well? And we know that from reading his other Psalms that he was never really forsaken at all. Dr. Snyder reminds us:
“What we need to keep in mind is that however the Psalm starts out, it is still one of those rescue psalms. As you read, it becomes clear that whatever the thoughts or feeling of David were at first, in the end he knew that it was only illusion (Ps. 22:24).”
TODAY’S PRAYER: Since vindication and rescue are often not immediate, appeal to the Father for that extra measure of waiting, sustaining faith. He is the Author of all faith and can give as much of it as needed before the day breaks.
TJ Bates leads our prayer journeys on Theology Mix. A close friend of our admin staff, she's one of the most Christ-centered, hospitable, down-to-earth, fun, prayerful persons you will ever meet. TJ has spent her life devoted to serving God (knows everything you need to know about pastors, churches, and their ministries), and will drop everything and travel anywhere her help is needed. Everyone needs a TJ in their lives!