“Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night you hear my voice, but I find no relief. Yet you are holy.” 22:2-3
Take note of David’s faith here. He feels ignored by God, abandoned in his distress. Yet he knows God is still holy. It takes deeply anchored faith to respond that way during a crisis, and even then sometimes it’s hard to get there. To recognize that God is good, even when things are not.
Turn to the Psalms. Ride the coattails of David’s belief and lean into his belief that the Lord will ultimately rescue us. Reading the Word has a way of filling up a hopeless situation with truth. Read it out loud!
“…You have been my God from the moment I was born.” 22:10
I love the deep intimacy of chapter 22, and how David draws upon his experience with God since birth. Even before we submit to God, he is with us. He has been God since before we were even born.
What verse stuck out to you?