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Read Psalm 22:1-15


Read Psalm 22:1-15

22  My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
I have cried desperately for help,
but still it does not come.
2During the day I call to you, my God,
but you do not answer;
I call at night,
but get no rest.
3But you are enthroned as the Holy One,
the one whom Israel praises.
4Our ancestors put their trust in you;
they trusted you, and you saved them.
5They called to you and escaped from danger;
they trusted you and were not disappointed.
6But I am no longer a human being; I am a worm,
despised and scorned by everyone!
7All who see me jeer at me;
they stick out their tongues and shake their heads.
8“You relied on the Lord,” they say.
“Why doesn’t he save you?
If the Lord likes you,
why doesn’t he help you?”
9It was you who brought me safely through birth,
and when I was a baby, you kept me safe.
10I have relied on you since the day I was born,
and you have always been my God.
11Do not stay away from me!
Trouble is near,
and there is no one to help.
12Many enemies surround me like bulls;
they are all round me,
like fierce bulls from the land of Bashan.
13They open their mouths like lions,
roaring and tearing at me.
14My strength is gone,
gone like water spilt on the ground.
All my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like melted wax.
15My throati is as dry as dust,
and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
You have left me for dead in the dust.


Psalm 22:1-15 can be a little bit depressing; at the same time it is comforting to know that human brokenness, isolation - depression is expressed in the scriptures.
As the Psalmist laments he also remembers why he should have hope.  Jesus quotes this Psalm on the cross - it ends with God's victory.


Thank you for understanding my despair.
Thank you for walking with me to hope.

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