The Lord is Sovereign, I will not fret.
This exegetical paper is both exhausting and exciting at the same time. I’ve never wrestled with a Biblical text before. I didn’t know it’s this difficult although I must say I’m loving every moment of it. I want to be a Bible scholar!
One of the astounding, shocking, scandalous claims of Jesus was when He said that John the Baptist was the greatest of all prophets simply because John was the one who ushered Him in. Jesus’ claim was so big and so audacious that we are left with only three options: either call Him a liar, dismiss Him as a lunatic or fall at His feet and worship Him as God.
Mother Teresa in Come Be My Light:
Now Father, since 49 or 50 this terrible sense of loss, this untold darkness, this loneliness, this continual longing for God, which gives me that pain deep down in my heart, Darkness is such that I really do not see, neither with my mind nor with my reason, the place of God in my soul is blank. There is no God in me, when the pain of longing is so great, I just long and long for God, and then it is that I feel He does not want me, He is not there. God does not want me. Sometimes I just hear my own heart cry out, “my God!” and nothing else comes. The torture and pain, I can’t explain.