“My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?” Psalm 22:1 (KJV)
The writer of this Psalm was feeling as though Go had forsaken him. David is the Psalmist who was feeling so. It must have been a trial of epic proportions. Let us remember that it is faith which causes him to cry out to God at this time.
This Psalm, at least the first verse, was quoted by our Saviour while He was hanging on the cross (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34). It was as He came through the darkest part of the crucifixion. For three hours there was a complete and total darkness, which the earth experienced during those hours; but O the darkness which our Lord endured was far greater than any physical, or temporal darkness of the earth.
Jesus had taken upon Himself the sins of the whole world. We are told in Scripture that God does not look on sin with favor; thus the judgment of God was upon His Son. There is no way we can understand the events of that dark time in our Lord’s dying; however I believe I can say that it was the most dark time of His life and death.
Because Jesus was forsaken by His Father for that time He will never forsake those who are His own. We can hear the promise, “I will never forsake you or leave you”, and know that He is always with us.
You are His only when you come to Him believing that He died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again bodily from the grave. Believe in Him. Call on Him believing.