Having kids, I remember this now more than ever. My question, "How can I live so that the time passes slowly?"
Yet, I walked away thinking, "What a different world we live in today."
Besides, is there a more efficient path to developing the virtue of humility?
As Keller explains, there is no such thing as "objective" abandonment for Christians. Only Christ was actually abandoned by the Father. Therefore, all that remains is "subjective" abandonment. In other words, though we may feel abandoned by God (feel = subjective), it is never the case (objective).
Bible Gateway has a translation available online that is a great tool for anyone that is not a Greek scholar but who wants to dig deeper into the meaning of God's word.
I found myself thinking that what makes a difficult situation even worse is when you believe the lie, "This season will last forever."
I found this list refreshing because in a sense, you could say that the social sciences are providing scientific evidence for what God has revealed about the human person so long ago.