“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
I was asking Jesus the other day why He said this from the cross. What I felt like He said, in answer, was as always, wondrous and comforting …
That He wasn’t forsaken by God, but felt forsaken — that we, no matter how we feel, no matter what we’ve done, are never forsaken by God, either.
That He always loves us.
But there was more: I felt like He was also saying that not only had He not been forsaken on the cross, but that He had actually never been more dear to God than in those moments.
Remember, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).
And it’s the same for you and me. When we are at our most broken, this is when God is nearest. When we can’t carry ourselves…
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