There are a group of psalms that have a prophetic side. They look at David’s heart toward God, but also give the reader glimpses of our Savior’s heart. Psalm 22 includes many aspects from the scene at the cross. The opening verse echoes Christ’s urgent cry to the Father as he was being crucified. The comments from the crowd about letting God rescue him mirror David’s words. His thirst from the cross all were forecast hundreds of years before in this psalm.
We must never forget that Christ’s life and death were planned from the beginning. God knew that a day would come that allowed the Father to demonstrate His love for us. As Paul so clearly stated, “God demonstrated His love for us; in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
David received a glimpse and shared it with us. His prophetic words stand as a stark reminder that nothing in our lives is really left to chance. We can take comfort in the hope that as God promised Christ’s sacrifice, He also promised Christ’s return. We live lives of purpose knowing that God is transforming us in preparation for an eternity with Him.
It is a comfort to see the prophetic psalms. We can rest assured that God is neither surprised nor outguessed in this spiritual war. The Lord has had a plan since the dawn of time, and is working that plan until His return. If we, like David, can rest in the security of God’s supremacy; them God will give us a full and meaningful life on earth, and an eternity of fellowship in His presence when we join our Father in Heaven.
God Bless You
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?
2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, but I find no rest.[b]
3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
you are the one Israel praises.[c]
4 In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.
5 To you they cried out and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
6 But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
7 All who see me mock me;
they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
8 “He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
“let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
since he delights in him.”
9 Yet you brought me out of the womb;
you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.
10 From birth I was cast on you;
from my mother’s womb you have been my God.