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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day Five: Never Forsaken


David said it:

My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning? O my God, I call out by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I find no rest nor quiet.

Psalm 22:1-2

Then

Jesus said it:

About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud [agonized] voice, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

Matthew 27:46

Now

Have you said it?

My God My God why have you forsaken me?

Forsaken

Abandoned

Oh I have said it in those moments of ~

Do you hear me

Do you see me

Do you even know I exist

Because if you did

You would not be forsaking me.

But has God really forsaken us?

Jesus had the right to cry those words

Because

Christ didn’t have any sin.

But God made him become sin for us. So we can be made right with God because of what Christ has done for us.

II Corinthians 5:21

So has God forsaken you?

It may feel like it, in those moments when you feel your cries are not being heard...

When your circumstances aren't changing...

When you are doing all that you are supposed to be doing...

and

Nothing still happens.

How do you feel forsaken at this moment?

So...

How is Jesus forsaking Himself

for you & for me

in His darkest moment

Enough

to

Bring light

in your forsaken moments?

Because

HE IS with me when I am alone

HE IS my strength when I am weak

HE IS my peace when I am anxious

HE IS my joy when I am depressed

HE IS my everything when I am nothing

HE IS

Because

He was forsaken.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory

in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

Let's fast from the weight of feeling Forsaken today

by

looking up

to the

One

Who

He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Hebrews 13:5

Weight Loss Log

1rst Pound: Self

2nd Pound: Complaining & Blame

3rd Pound: Chaos

4th Pound: Shame

5th Pound: Forsaken


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