Jesus Understands

Do you ever feel like God has forgotten you? Do you feel like he has abandoned you? Do you just want to scream, “Why God? Where are you God?” Do you know you are not alone? Do you know Jesus asked those same questions?

We are sometimes in some very dire situations. We feel as though we have been forgotten, abandoned, discarded, left for dead. We wonder where God is when we experience those types of situations. We feel like screaming at the top of our lungs.

Jesus cried out as He was on the cross. You might say He screamed. He felt all alone. He asked why God had turned his back on Him. And here is the kicker…Jesus knew the plan. How much more do you think He understands our situation, knowing that we don’t know the full plan? He understands!

Since Jesus is God, and yet He was human, He knows how we feel when things go completely south. He knows what it feels like to feel abandoned. But He also knows that He has not abandoned us. He knows what the final outcome will be. He knows His plan for each one of us.

So, it is perfectly fine for us to cry out in anguish. Jesus understands why. But we are not to stay in that state of mind. After we cry out, after we release our frustration, we are to trust God to pull us through it. We are to acknowledge his power to overcome whatever our situation is.

I pray we all feel free to cry out to God. I pray we release our frustration and anguish. I pray each one of us trust that God has a plan for us, and it will all work out in the end. Cry out to God. Ask God why. Release your frustration. Trust God. Know that God has a plan for you.

Matthew 27:46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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