In Psalm 22 David is facing a significant trial. The kind of trial that tempts you to question everything. The kind of trial that invites you to say this right away: “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” That is how David felt, but in reality he had not been forsaken. But it was a reality that he just simply couldn’t see what God was doing at that point. Throughout the Psalm David fights to trust in the Lord and he is victorious. But David had a greater son. A far off son that would face the greatest trial. In fact, David’s greater son said the exact same words as David when facing the greatest trial: “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” (See Matthew 27:46). Only this time it was not just how David’s greater son felt, it was reality. David’s greater son was made sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor. 5:21). When God the Father turned His back on His Son He was doing for His Son and for all who would trust in Him the greatest good. Through the cross God’s Son Jesus (David’s greater son) would be exalted in His victory through the resurrection. Through the cross all those who trust in Jesus are given His victory over sin and death. But also, when God the Father turned His back on His Son He was doing so for His glory. Whose glory? The glory of the Triune God. What does this tell us about the trials that we face and feel as if God has forsaken us in those trials? Well, are you a child of God? Are you a son or daughter of God through faith in David’s greater son? If so then you can make this application: when I feel as if God has turned his back on me and begin to doubt His goodness I can turn my eyes to the cross where the Father actually did turned His back on the Son for me and by faith believe that He has designs of grace and glory for me too.