Psalm reflection with Psalm 22

Deserted by God?

5 # Short Commentary and Lesson from Psalm 22.1

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No other words in the Bible capture the sense of abondonment we all feel at some point better than these. They are not an immature complaint of “Why don’t I have more money,” or “Why can’t I be happy?” Instead, they are a cry from the very depth of our being- ” Why have you deserted me?”

Jesus shouted these words at god when he hung on the cross centuries after they were written (Mathew 27.46)

So can we. God doesn’ t mind honest anguish and doubt. What he wants from us when we experience great pain is for us to hand that pain to him – even if we feel like God isn’t there.

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