February 19, 2023

Sunday – Poetry

Reading – Psalms 22-24

Highlight Verses:

“My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help? Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭22‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Feel the desperation as David cries out in anguish for his descendant.

He felt the depth of despair that Jesus felt as He departed from the Father’s presence in order to pay the price for our sins.

Think of your deepest moment of despair. That desperate sadness that rendered you immobile; that racked your mind and body with the worst imaginable pain.

Jesus felt that.

He took on all the pain of all believers for all time.

For that He cried out “Why have you forsaken me?”

David doesn’t end the Psalm there.

Neither did Jesus.

In three days, He rose to great joy. Later, He ascended to heaven to await the companionship of all who would follow Him.

He took on our pain and changed it to celebration.

He turned our mourning into dancing.

Do you struggle with believing that God wants to take on your hurts?
Can you give them up to Him and exchange them for joy?

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