“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Those are words that we know well. When we hear them, we probably think first about Jesus on the cross. He was praying the words of Psalm 22. As he took our sins on himself at the cross, he felt forsaken of God the Father. There may be times in our lives, when we feel that God is far away, or he has forgotten us. We have a choice. Will we believe our emotions or God’s word? The truth is, God will never forsake us as his children. He is with us always. Sometimes, it just doesn’t feel that way, but our feelings may deceive us. God’s word never will. “For he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you,” Hebrews 13:5.
God has made us with emotions. We should never deny what we feel. However, we must understand that our feelings are influenced by many factors. Our feelings are always changing. God’s word never changes. His word is forever true. If we build our faith on what we feel, then we will always be unstable and doubting. If we build our faith on the rock of God’s word, we can stand firm under all circumstances. While we never ignore our feelings, we stand on the promises of God, which are forever the same.
Sometimes, we may feel that our heavenly Father has left us or forsaken us, but he never will. He has given us the promise of his word. As believers, we can know for sure, God will never leave us. Father, we believe your promise, that you will never leave us, nor forsake us. We choose to believe your word above our emotions and circumstances.
Explore the cave that is my chest
A torch reveals there’s nothing left
Your whispers echo off the walls
And you can hear my distant calls
The voice of who I used to be
Screaming out “someone, someone please”
Please shine a light into the black
Wade through the depths and bring me back!