And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” — Matthew 27:46
Sometimes it’s in our lowest, darkest moments that we feel that God has abandoned us. We wonder why He would allow us to go through that and in a time like this. But Jesus reminds us that the assignment is not over – God has called us to a purpose.
Imagine the weight and guilt of the most sinful act of your life… multiplied by all of humanity’s sinful acts, past, present, and future. He bore that for us, He bore that for you!
In His darkest hour, Jesus literally takes on the weight of the world’s sins for all of time. His humanity feels the weight of God’s judgment, but His Spirit that allows Him to endure.
It’s in His humanity that He asks God why, but it is in His Spirit that He knows God’s call. And He’s already trusted God to bring it to completion. Will you trust God no matter what it feels and looks like? Just because it’s dark doesn’t mean He’s not near.