Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Feeling forsaken

I wanted to post something on Calvin's take on John 20 but I thought about suffering instead.

How come when you are going through trials and temptation, through sufferings, the Lord seems so far away and you feel left swimming on your own. Then I thought about Jesus feeling the same at the Cross.

Psalm 27:9c
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation

I wish I could stay on top of the mountain but part of the trip is going through the valley.

Update: Each Tuesday Phoenix' eyes gets tested, so far dear brothers and sisters, they have not detected a noticeable decline. Please continue to pray for him and his mom.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The more I read the Psalms the more I realize they constantly have this refrain of foresakenness in them. I always seen it as the dual cry (primarily) of Christ, then by virtue of our baptism in Him (secondarily) of us.

Psalm 3

Oh Lord how are my foes increase against me many rise. How many say in vain for help he on his God relies...

I mean the Psalms are packed with this thought in one way or another!

Yours,

Larry

L P said...

Larry,

Thank you for that bro.

In a truth, we are not above our Master (Christ), what the Master went through, we will go through, no?

There is indeed some pain as one walks in faith in Christ. I find I am in between moments of comfort at the same time moments of agony particularly in the area of anxiety.

LPC

joel in ga said...

Psalm 88 is where I am in my daily Bible reading. Deepest pit, darkness, waves of wrath, burnings. No closure at the end. Only repeated cries for help. But as you pointed out, our Lord overcame all this for us and must do so again in us. Lord, have mercy.

L P said...

Joel,

Praying for you too.

We long for the day when sin shall be no more, in ourselves and in others.

So we hope for his coming when all things wrong in life will be made right.

LPC

Augustinian Successor said...

"Each Tuesday Phoenix' eyes gets tested, so far dear brothers and sisters, they have not detected a noticeable decline. Please continue to pray for him and his mom."

Praise the Lord, Kuya!

L P said...

Thank you A.S.

God bless you.

LPC