Fence goes on and on

Day 141 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

The fence goes off into the distance and seems to go on and on. Is the path never ending.

Psalm 22

My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You so far from helping Me,
And from the words of My groaning?
O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear;
And in the night season, and am not silent.

……….

It felt like that today as I felt no joy and could not seem to find God no matter how many times I prayed. Tiredness eats at us all. Have faith, God will be there for us. Just like Jesus had faith that he would conquer death by singing, or saying the start of this psalm on the cross.

I am poured out like water,
And all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It has melted within Me.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And My tongue clings to My jaws;
You have brought Me to the dust of death.

Why do we allow worry or negativity to affect us. It has no control unless we allow it. But despite our bad attempts to pray and connect with God he is there with us, the fence continues at the side and if we really need to lean on it for support we can. In the same way Jesus is always there to support us if we truly need him. I find my heart is the first thing to be affected by worry. Can we achieve this quality for the concert, will the people who said they would turn up do so, will everything work. They all build up. Perhaps the answer is to find friends to pray with and share the load of your worries.

My praise shall be of You in the great assembly;
I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.
26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied;
Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.
Let your heart live forever.

Later in the psalm we are given hope and told that those that seek the Lord, their hearts will live forever.

Dear Lord, refresh us with you eternal spring and show us your presence so we can take up your cross and follow you.

Amen

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