My heart hurts when I read Psalm 22…the desperation in David’s words have been so representative of where I am these days.
Why have you left me, God? Why are you so far away? I have loved You from birth. Now is not the time for you to leave me…not with trouble so near.
I think David felt…forgotten. David is crying…Lord, don’t you remember me?
I was cast upon You from birth. From my mother’s womb You have been my God. – Psalm 22:10
Don’t you remember me, Lord?
And that is where I have been for several days now…quite the pity party, I know. I have become weary of things like FaceBook, where everyone posts happy thoughts and pictures of parties and vacations and fun. I am tired of having to put my happy face on every morning.
To be honest, I have felt quite justified in my anger toward God…Yes, Lord, you have just forgotten me.
Then, this morning, I read these words…
Who are you that you fear mortal men…Who are you that you forget the Lord your Maker…Who are you that you live in constant terror every day… – Isaiah 51:12-13 NIV
Who am I…to question God’s faithfulness to me when He has been nothing but faithful over the years? Who am I…to question God’s provision when I have never wanted for anything? Who am I…to doubt the love and care of the One who watched His Son die a painful, agonizing death so that I could live? Who am I…to dare forget Him?
For I am the Lord your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves roar – the Lord Almighty is My name. I have put My words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of My hand – I, who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’ – Isaiah 51:15-16
Who is He?
- He neither faints nor grows weary…Isaiah 40:28
- He is faithful…1 Thessalonians 5:24
- He is our peace…Ephesians 2:14
- He is our comforter…2 Corinthians 1:3
- He is our Saviour…Romans 10:13
- He is our provider…Matthew 6:25-34
- He remembers us…Psalm 103:14
- He is merciful and good…Psalm 107:1
- He satisfies…Psalm 107:9
- He is our keeper…Psalm 121:5
No…He has not forgotten me…and I dare not forget who I know Him to be…