You`re Here : Faith Word For You Today Case Studies in Crashing (4)

Case Studies in Crashing (4)

'A righteous man may fall seven times and rise again...' Proverbs 24:16 NKJ

At Calvary, Jesus asks one of the most heart-wrenching questions ever recorded, 'God, why have You forsaken Me?' These words are also found in Psalm 22:1, where David poured out his heart in despair. Ever felt like that? The Bible says that when Jesus was crucified, God made Jesus 'who knew no sin, to be might become the righteousness of God in Him' (2 Corinthians 5:21 NAS). In order to break sin's hold on mankind and make salvation possible, Jesus went through a temporary separation from God. At that precise moment He felt 'Godforsaken'. If you've ever felt overwhelmed and abandoned, you know from experience that there's not another living soul who has a satisfactory answer to your 'Why?' With good intentions our loved ones can only go so far. Only God can pour His healing into your broken heart and help you make sense (or at least accept) what's happening. That's why you need to go to Him for your answers.

But here's the flip side of asking tough questions, you might get tough answers. Are you willing to accept His answer and do what He says? The Bible says, 'God has given us...His promise and His oath' (Hebrews 6:18 NLT), so even if you don't get the answer you want, you can trust that He's listening. Check this out: the One who makes 'everything together for...good' (Romans 8:28 NLT), always sends the answer that's in your best interests. So you can trust Him today...and the next!

SoulFood: Ezek 20-21, Luke 2:21-33, Ps 8, Pr 14:9-12

The Word For You Today (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by RBG New Zealand. 2011 UCB International Ltd alt