( by Judy Whittaker )
Have you ever felt abandoned by God? Jesus did. In fact the words he uttered on the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) tell us that Jesus felt he was about to enter into spiritual darkness without God. Our Father who is holy, could not look upon Jesus. The sins of the world that Jesus took upon himself, separated him from God.Even though Jesus couldn’t see or feel God, he was with him all the time–the same way He is with you. He will never “fail you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6) when you trust Him with all of your heart. He will be with you “always, even to the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:18), and in these promises you will abide…..