He’s Been Here First

“Just because you feel that God is absent doesn’t mean He actually is. Just because you can’t track His footprints doesn’t mean He’s not walking beside you. If you’re a believer, that feeling of being alone is always an illusion. Yes, always. Here’s how I know.

At the cross, Jesus experienced the horror of rejection by His heavenly Father. ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ He cried. It wasn’t the pain of the nails that hurt Him most; it was the utter aloneness, the true abandonment. And He did it so that you and I would never have to experience it.”

~J. D. Greear

And because He died, because He felt a thousand feelings, unspeakable hurts, the face of God turned away…This, and only this, is why we can sing the song with confidence, because ‘whatever my lot’, He is the risen Saviour.



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