Ow! It hurts!


Psalm 22:6-11


But I’m just a worm, less than human; insulted by one person, despised by another. 7 All who see me make fun of me— they gape, shaking their heads: 8 “He committed himself to the Lord, so let God rescue him; let God deliver him because God likes him so much.” 9 But you are the one who pulled me from the womb, placing me safely at my mother’s breasts. 10 I was thrown on you from birth; you’ve been my God since I was in my mother’s womb. 11 Please don’t be far from me, because trouble is near and there’s no one to help.


Reflection


Christians only hear this psalm in the context of Jesus Christ as he cries from the cross. This experience shows us how Jesus Christ entered the deepest parts of human pain. Sometimes, all we can say to God is simply, “My God, Why?”

Question

  • Who do you know who needs this prayer?

  • Do you believe God sees your pain?

Prayer:


Faith giving God, help us remember we are valuable and important, even when the world tells us we are not. Enable to act out of security in your love, not the insecurity of our pain. Amen.






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