My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises. In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame. But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
Why goes the God of love seem to favour you over me? Why has God forgotten me? This is a cry of despair. We know who else felt this way once in history. Thanks be to God that He did experience this (for us). For in His abandonment we are saved.
My God, my God, you have not abandoned me. My God, my God, Jesus is alive. Amen!