I don't remember the title of the song, or the exact lyric, but this morning on my way home from work, a song came across the radio and one line said something to the effect that God had forsaken His Son on the cross.
And of course, I knew that.
But at that moment, it really sunk in that NEVER will we ever have to experience that same feeling that Jesus did at that moment in time. For the Lord has promised to NEVER leave us or forsake us.
How awesome is that? Think about it. Jesus became our sin. As a result, the Father turned His back on His only Son for one brief moment in time. We never have to know what it's like to have God not be there. Because He is always there. Always. In every situation. Whether we are able to recognize His presence or not. It's not about what we can "feel". He is there. Period.
In all our unworthiness....He is there.
Through all our guilt and shame...He is there.
Through all our fear and doubt...He is there.
In all our failures and frustrations...He is there.
In our lack of faith...He is there.
In our trials...He is there.
In our times of sickness...He is there.
Whenever we feel most discouraged...He is there.
Throughout our times of disobedience...He is there.
And His love - UNCONDITIONAL!