“Learning To Lament”
The ancient Hebrews, who wrote most of the Bible, knew how to lament. The book of the psalms, which was the Hebrew prayer and song book, is replete with songs of lament. Lament is expressing our hurts, griefs and sorrows, and as people of faith, that means bringing our complaints to God. In the modern church we have largely neglected the sacred practice of lament for a variety of reasons. When we lament, however, we open ourselves up to God’s healing and renewal, and we walk the path from hurt to hope, even when our painful circumstances to not change.