Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (355 words)
Psalm 22:1–2 (ESV): "1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest."
Jesus was despised and rejected so we could be esteemed and accepted. He who knew no sin became sin that we might become the righteousness of God. The Father laid on Him the iniquities of us all!
David, probably unknowingly, penned one of the most profound pictures we have in Scripture regarding the agony of Jesus on the cross. David was no doubt in a moment of agony himself, feeling forsaken and unheard by God. He was wonder God where are you? Why aren't you hearing me? He was unknowingly depicting the moment when the Savior of the world would be hanging on the cross declaring these very words. For the sin of the world was upon Him and sin separates.
Jesus became the bridge builder between you and God. Your sin separated you. You were destined to be eternally separated from the Father but Jesus intervened by being forsaken for you. He bore the punishment for your sins and became the reconciler between man and God so you never have to be separated again.
If you are a believer today you can never ask God this question. He will never leave you or forsake you because Jesus has already been there and done that. Don't let your feelings trick you. The penalty of sin has been dealt with. Walk in the security and assurance of Jesus today. If you haven't made Him your Lord then do that right now. Jesus is the only way to the Father. Don't leave earth without Him, amen!
Father, thank You for bridging the gap on our behalf and making a way for us. You are incredibly merciful and kind to us. May we never forget the price that was paid and the separation that occurred on our behalf we pray in Jesus' name, amen!