One of the worst things you can endure in life is knowing that you’re right, but not being able to prove it right away. Thus, those who disagree with you will mock, prod and roast you publicly. This is the fate Jesus experienced while suffering on a cross. All the doubters and haters came out to disgrace Jesus until God turned out the lights.
And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). – Mark 15:34
Today, many individuals feel as if God has forsaken them. For one reason or another, trials are mistaken with abandonment. When individuals suffer for an extended period of time, the human mind blames God rather than correctly diagnose the situation. Instead of learning from the storms of life, most regress crying out, “my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39.
One thing that I have discovered in life is not to overreact. Although things may not always turn out as I expect, time has a way of sorting out the truth. Hindsight may reveal that God hasn’t abandoned you. Rather, the Lord is pruning you, removing the unproductive areas of your life. Therefore, the next time you’re tempted to complain, remember the promise of Romans 8:38-39.
by Jay Mankus