“WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME”
Psalm 22:1. “My, God my God why have you forsaken me? Why are you not helping me” Do you not hear my cry for help?
In the Bible there is found only one question that Jesus ever asked the Father. In phrasing his question he used the words of David in Psalm 22:1 “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? His words express all the physical and emotional agony he was going through on Calvary’s Cross. Throughout life we all experience dark days and difficult times when we cannot find any reason for the things that happen to us or our loved ones and cry out in our anguish and anger “ God, why have you allowed this to happen.”
The Apostle Paul assures us however “At this moment we see through a glass darkly but the time will come when all will be made clear” there will be a time and a place when all is made clear, so we cling to this promise, to our faith confident in the goodness of God
“ When other helpers, fail and comforts flee, help of the helpless, abide with me.”
The Coronavirus is a desperate situation for us as a Nation, causing sickness and death and many people are grieving. As Christians we are called in such awful circumstances to be both practical and prayerful doing what we can to comfort and care for others,
as is written
“I shall pass through this world but once .. any good therefore that I can do ..or any kindness that I can show to my fellow man let me do it now.. let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.” .