Have you ever wanted to take a time-out from the daily battle of being a believer in this world? Have you ever wished that Jesus would just come back with the rapture, and take us away to be with him already? Have you ever reached the point of feeling like giving up? Have you ever screamed to yourself that you can’t take it anymore?
Our cry of desperation for help when we can’t see, feel or hear our God is when we are most united with our God. When we reach that place of despair, we are reminded of our complete dependence upon him. When we cry out to God as Jesus did on the Cross, it marks our opportunity to draw closer to God and to be spiritually blessed by him. We wish that we could avoid the pain that our Christian walk requires, but we must take comfort in the fact that we are following in the same footsteps as Jesus when we find ourselves crying out in desperation to our Father in heaven. Don’t lose hope – God is there with you in the battle!!!
About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lemasabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). - Matthew 27:46