The depths of despair…

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Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest.

I’m struck this morning by the desperation of this psalm. There’s a feeling here of being abandoned by God, forgotten, neglected. In recent days I’ve spoken with several people who could easily have written a psalm like this one. They are at the end of their rope.

But it’s not just about other people. It’s true there have been days when I’ve felt like this as well. It’s an awful feeling. That said,  it’s also true that such days do pass. However dark it gets, light does emerge. Relief does come. Hope arrives, perhaps in the nick of time.

Maybe this is you today. Desperate. Hurting. You’re not alone.

Lord comfort those in the depths of despair. Give them grace to see your light shining through the darkness. Amen.

 

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