Psalm 28: What should I do if God seems to have forsaken me?

“To you, LORD, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit.” (Psalm 28: 1).

At the time this psalm was created by the Holy Ghost, David went through not the easiest but the most difficult times of his life. And he hearkened not, neither understood how the Lord would deliver him out of this distress. He did not understand why the Lord was silent, why the Lord, whom He always saw before Him, seemed to be gone, as if He had forsaken him. Why is he in such a spiritual vacuum? Where is He who created, called, saved, anointed and promised him a kingdom? He who directs, saves, speaks and instructs? He was utterly confused.

You know that a person who has truly experienced intimacy with God,  His holy presence, who has truly immersed himself in the works of God’s love, a child of God who enjoyed the grace of the Lord (and David had repeatedly experienced His grace in his service) when the dry time comes and when it is not clear why God seems to be turning away – such a person experiences severe inner pain.

This feeling of abandoning God is as painful for those who are truly God’s and close to our Savior, the Messiah, who experienced the embrace of the Father as if someone was beating their bodies. Their souls moan, they cannot bear the emptiness and void of the  Ruach HaKodesh (Spirit of God). The soul cries out: “Cry out to the Lord!”

And David said, Thou art my rock; thou art my stronghold. Only you are my refuge. But listen, God, You know how I love You, You know how I believe You! Why are you quiet? Why? If it lasts like this for the rest of my life, it means that this life is over, because life without you is not life, it is death, and I do not want to die alive, I do not want to be like the one who goes to the grave alive. ”

This means that unlike some of us who are ready to turn away from the Lord in revenge at such times, David continues to trust in Him!

Source: Kiev Jewish Messianic Congregation – КЕМО КИЕВ | KEMOKIEV

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