“God, God . . . my God! Why did you dump me miles from nowhere? Doubled up with pain, I call to God all the day long. No answer. Nothing. I keep at it all night, tossing and turning.”
Here’s the story I’ll tell my friends when they come to worship, and punctuate it with Hallelujahs: Shout Hallelujah, you God-worshipers; give glory, you sons of Jacob; adore him, you daughters of Israel. He has never let you down, never looked the other way when you were being kicked around. He has never wandered off to do his own thing; he has been right there, listening.
Here in this great gathering for worship I have discovered this praise-life. And I’ll do what I promised right here in front of the God-worshipers. Down-and-outers sit at GOD ’s table and eat their fill. Everyone on the hunt for God is here, praising him. “Live it up, from head to toe. Don’t ever quit!”
Our children and their children will get in on this As the word is passed along from parent to child. Babies not yet conceived will hear the good news— that God does what he says.” – Psalm 22:1-2, 22-26, 30-31 MSG
When we start to read Psalm 22, you tend to get the picture that God has totally failed us. But the more you read the Psalm, the more you discover that the story is absolutely reversed.
Firstly, God never gives up on us. Because He never wanders off from where we need Him. He is always right to listen to us and help us.
Secondly, we must never give up on God. Hang in there. Don’t ever quit. Keep worshipping Him.
Finally, share the grand news that God is always faithful. God always does what He says. He has the final word in our lives. We can depend on Him. Everyday. Every time.