“My God, My God why have you forsaken me?”
Hi everyone! Happy March! So with it being Easter Week, and Good Friday being tomorrow, I wanted to talk to you all about the Easter story, specifically when Jesus was crucified.
To me, Christianity has always been a super happy thing. We are after all saved by grace, not because of who we are but because of who He is. That fact will never cease to amaze me. But I’m not going to lie, I’ve been struggling a little bit recently. In the world we live in, with all of the violence and hatred, I’ve been confused.
Because we have an awesome God. A God that fed 5,000. That made the blind see. That rose from the dead!! But yet, we still have all of this brokenness and sadness in this world.
I’ve been asking God a lot of these questions, and He put this story on my heart. While Easter is an amazing day, it didn’t come without a horrible heartbreak. Jesus was betrayed, whipped, and hung on a cross to die. And then, He cried out this verse to God.
I can’t imagine being a disciple and watching this happen. They must have been broken hearted, and really confused. Why did Jesus have to die? Why did He have to be taken from them? Why was this horrible thing happening?
Then we got Easter. We got Jesus rising from the dead. We got celebration and joy. We got a savior. He had to die so that He could come again.
This reminds me of one of my favorite new songs is Define Me by Jonny Diaz
Is take a look at the devil right square in the eye
And tell him I have believed you for the very last time
Devil, I know you’ve been lying to me
You do not define me
‘Cause all of your power has been swept away
Your threats are as empty as Jesus’ grave
So devil, go get behind me
You do not define me
“Your threats are as empty as Jesus’s grave”. The Devil infiltrates our lives. He thrives on the brokenness that surrounds this world. But at the end of the day, he can’t have you. Because God’s got you.
Nobody ever said that becoming a Christian would fix every problem, patch up every broken piece. There will still be sadness, there will still be pain. But at the end of it all, we believe that we have a God that will help us and love us through it all. No matter what you are going through right now, know that God is walking through it with you. Pain is okay, but instead of trying to solve it with worldly things, look to God.
Thank you so much for reading! I pray that you come to God with all of your baggage, and ask for His help. Have a blessed month!!