To be forsaken…is like a lost sheep wondering around without a shepherd. I’ve gone through several times in my life when I’ve wondered if I’m doing what God has designed and created me for. You see, he has a purpose in mind for each one of us, and created us to fulfill that purpose. We all try to bring peace, happiness, and love to our lives. While we strive to make our lives happen, they sometimes fall apart. We wonder why, and get frustrated when we think we are doing what we are called to do. Perhaps that is a lot of our problem…we think too much about what we want to happen, rather than just being led like the shepherd leads his flock. We wonder why we can’t sail through life like a sailboat guided by the steady peaceful winds. When we blow our own gusty winds, we create white caps in the water, and in our lives. We do this by controlling our lives and others, worrying instead of trusting, dividing instead of coming together, hanging onto past hurts instead of forgiving, and adding conflict to our lives instead of peace.
During this time of Easter, I think about how Jesus must have felt hanging on the cross. He was ridiculed while trying to help others who sinned, he didn’t place a value on riches, he healed the sick, he tried to unite people, he created a following with his disciples, and he brought what everyone needs in life…HOPE. As Jesus suffered and died on the cross, he cried out…oh my God, why have your forsaken me? At that very moment I’m sure Jesus felt like screaming… where are you, and why aren’t you saving me? We now know that Jesus was the sacrifice so that we could live in eternity, and have a personal relationship with him–each and every one of us… if we chose. Awaken to your life, and to what God is calling you to do instead of feeling like you’ve been forsaken. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.