“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 me: and in the night season, and am not silent.” Psalm 22:1-2
God speaking to God! God crying out to God and God not answering! God asking God for help and God not helping! God groaning to God all the day long and into the night season, and God in heaven is silent! God feeling forsaken by God! God being forsaken by God!
This Old Testament text in Psalm 22 coincides with the New Testament text in Matthew 26 as we watch Christ, our blessed Savior, enter the Garden of Gethsemane and in thrice prayer intensely petition God the Father : “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death…O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will…O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done” (Matthew 26:38, 39, 42). This Psalm is also prophetic of Christ’s cry from the Cross, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me” (Matthew 27:46)? In both instances, in Gethsemane and at Golgotha, when it is all said and done, our Lord is resting in the will of God!