Turning to the Savior to find inner peace

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  • sharrona layton, UT
    Aug. 14, 2013 2:25 p.m.

    RE: Craig Clark, When Jesus says "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me.

    He is quoting from Psalm 22:1. Psalm 22(the Psalm of the Cross) is a prophecy of Jesus' crucifixion. The rejection of the Messiah by the people(v.6),the insults they hurled at Him on the cross (vv.7-8 –)

    He understood why He had to suffer – this was His mission – He was confident of the Father's ultimate deliverance of Him through the resurrection of His body before it had even seen decay (Ps.16; cf. Act 2:24-31), for the second half of Psalm 22 is a hymn of victory (vv.22-31).

    Jesus final statement on the cross which comes almost immediately after the Psalm 22:1 in Luke 23:46: "Father, into Thy hands I commit my spirit". This is also a quote from the Psalms,Psalm 31:5, to be precise, and is a statement not only of Jesus' impending departure from life, but a statement of victorious trust in the One in whom He trusted, the One He knew would shortly deliver His humanity through resurrection

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Aug. 14, 2013 9:00 a.m.

    "He cries in ultimate loneliness, ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’

    “With all the conviction of my soul I testify that he did please his Father perfectly and that a perfect Father did not forsake his son in that hour.

    Of all the words Jesus spoke, those are the most heart-wrenching to contemplate. What he was going through at that awful moment is unimaginable. Abandoned by his closest friends and enduring an inhumanity such as the brutal human talent is capable of inventing, he who brought comfort to the poor and the lowly had reason to wonder if all he had tried to do had been for naught.

    It wasn't without meaning. His personal crucible in this dark hour is a bond between Jesus and all who experience the long dark night of the soul.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Aug. 14, 2013 7:59 a.m.

    Too many in Utah find that "inner peace" at the bottom of a prescription bottle. Turning to the "savior" just might be a better alternative.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Aug. 14, 2013 7:55 a.m.

    It was Winston Churchill that said; the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. There is a lot of troubles in the world. There isn't any thing I can do about them, but turn them over to God. There is a prayer that Alcoholics Anomalous uses in their meetings. The Serenity prayer. God, grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can and the wisdom to know the difference. I like that because I think that it's by the grace of God go I.