I’m sitting at the table. Many thoughts are going through my mind. My heart is a bit sad. I feel like I’ve told y’all my heart has been sad many a times, but hey, I like to keep it real. That brings me to why I opened my laptop and started to type. I was thinking of the current heartache I feel. The voice that seems to be unheard…but not unheard by God but by man. It made me think of Jesus on the cross when He was talking to God about being forsaken….
And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi,
lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken
But God hadn’t forsaken Jesus. Jesus came to bring life, and to do that He sacrificed His own life. He was fulfilling His purpose since the beginning of time. Did it hurt? Absolutely! Every time I think of having a thorn of crowns on my head, being beaten, carrying a heavy cross, having nails hammered into my body, and even the spear that pierced his side makes me cringe at the thought! But God still hadn’t forsaken Jesus. He was still with Him, but Jesus was going through the pain to save so many people. People just like you and I. People that were hurting and lost. I bet it sucks so bad, but He endured that pain. And I am thankful for it. It encourages me with all the mess that I have on a daily basis.
I know that I have to stay so close to Christ, that’s how I will endure during the trying times. Jesus knew this too! He still talked to God as He was going through and bearing things that He didn’t deserve. So as I sit here thinking of so many things that are going on, things that I don’t feel that I deserve, I take comfort as I go to my Heavenly Father!
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving
me, so far from my cries of anguish?~Psalm 22:1
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.~Psalm
The beauty is God isn’t far from me. He is always there. I have to stay close to Him. I have to stay in daily, constant relationship with Him. If I don’t then I will feel forsaken more and more. I see so many, that stray away from God and wonder where He is (myself included). He is still in the same place. He is there for each and every one of us. Seasons come and go, but God still remains the same. Ready and waiting for us to seek Him and all He has for us. And the scripture says, father and mother….but it doesn’t end there. You may feel forsaken by your spouse, your child, your boss, your “bestie” and so many others. But God! He will never leave you or forsake you! It’s in His Word.
Be encouraged y’all. If you ever feel forsaken and alone, know that you are not alone. Call on God. He is ready and waiting just for you! Not just in your time of need, but always.
Smile and be a blessing!
If you don’t know Jesus as your personal, Lord and Savior. Ask Him right now, to forgive you, cleanse you and to live inside of you. Confess with your mouth that He came, lived, died, and rose again for your sins. Ask Him to save you! And He will! Amen!