Sometimes, we feel forsaken. We feel forsaken by those who are around us or by circumstances. Sometimes that feeling of being forsaken from others is so real. It’s not only a feeling but a reality. Our friends, family, and those who are close to us are not always around when we need them the most. Every now and then, that feeling of being forsaken or abandoned is accompanied by the fear of being rejected or the feeling of not being important to others.
BUT, when we feel forsaken by God, that feeling is only a feeling. The feeling of being forsaken by God is not based on the reality and the truth of His Word. God declared that “I will never leave you, I will never forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). Jesus even declared that His Word shall not pass. The smallest promises of God have an eternal weight of His power. When we feel forsaken by God, that is only a feeling and it does not reflect His promise that He will be with us until the end of the world.
On the other hand, Jesus was forsaken by His father when He went to the cross. In Matthew 27:46, Jesus said: “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?”. Jesus is the ONLY ONE who knows the REALITY of being forsaken by God Himself. JESUS WAS FORSAKEN SO THAT WE WOULDN’T HAVE TO BE FORSAKEN.
Jesus understands and partakes of our feeling of being forsaken but for Him it was more than a feeling but a reality. For us, that feeling is only a feeling because He declared that He will NEVER leave us.
Pray with me:
Lord, I thank you that you have been forsaken so that I would never have to be. Thank you for understanding and partaking of that feeling when I feel it. Help me to focus on your Word and your Promises in order to have a deep revelation of your Truth that promises me that You will never leave me nor forsake me. I worship you that you help me to make the difference between what I feel and what your Word declares over my life.