Ever feel abandoned by God? You pray and you seek and you cry out. You do your best to stay in the center of God’s will. You pray His will and trust his Word. You abandon yourself completely to Him and trust Him absolutely to come through. And then He doesn’t.
At this point, some abandon faith, get bitter and angry at God. Rage and/or depression. Why bother, why trust – God, if he exists, is going to do what he’s going to do.
Others, like me, continue to trust God’s goodness, believe he will work his sovereign will for his purposes, even our good. Still, why pray. Why cry out to him. It won’t matter anyway.
David surely went through similar circumstances. He cries out, “My God , my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help?” (Psalm 22:1).
But though David is disappointed, he trusts God. Amazingly, he doesn’t just trust God’s purpose, nor does he just trust God to work out that purpose. Though he feels abandoned by God, though it feels like God doesn’t hear or answer him, he still asks God to help, to answer his prayer and cry (Psalm 22:19-21). May we all continue to do the same.
Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. (Mat 7:7, NLT).