Why did Jesus cry out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” He knew he was going to rise from the dead, so how was He forsaken? In this post we see that the cry of Jesus from the cross was the cry of every human heart put to voice in the agonizing cry of Jesus. On the cross, through the separation caused by sin, Jesus felt what we feel.
Does God know what it is like to experience the death of a child? Yes. Not just because Jesus died. God suffers with parents when all children die. This idea that God suffers when we suffer is one way to encourage people to see the love and care of God in our lives, even when we experience the death of a child or face any other type of pain in life.
Many of us know our greatest strengths. But what about your greatest weaknesses, or your greatest sins? Could you name them? A while back in an interview for a ministry position, I got asked about my three greatest strengths and my three greatest weaknesses. Have you ever been asked questions like these? Could you answer them?
Is it true that God cannot look upon sin? No! If this were true, God would know next to nothing about this world, and Jesus could not have come to earth. In this post, I consider a question sent in to me by a reader about whether or not God can look upon sin and evil. This idea comes from a misunderstanding of Habakkuk 1:13.
Is it a blasphemous thought to think that you hate God? Of course not! In fact, go tell God what you are thinking. He wants to hear it. Seriously. The last thing God wants is for us to shut ourselves off from Him. So if we are having blasphemous thoughts toward God, the best thing we can do is talk to God about them, so that He can show us how much He loves us, and how the God we think we hate is not actually the God He truly is.