These opening words indicate faith in God, but also suggest a time of trouble. My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning? Notice, David knew who to address his situation to: "his thirst....longs". The individual is away from the presence of the Lord God and feels emptiness and the distance will grow further.
As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? You should always be in a position where the Holy Spirit can use you.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
Psalm 63:1-2 Psalm 22:1 Psalm 42:1-2 Romans 12:1