“Grumbling and complaining is a grievance made about God. Lament is a grievance made to God.”

July 8, 2018

Laments are the most common form of Psalms found in the Bible. So, why are they so unfamiliar to us? Most often it’s because we don’t truly understand what lament is. Living in a fallen and broken world, lament ought to be an expected part of our lives and relationships with God. This week we explore how to correctly understand biblical lament and how to develop it as a regular spiritual discipline.

Application Questions

  1. In what ways do you see suffering in your own life?
  2. In what ways do you see suffering in the world around you?
  3. What would it look like for you to regularly speak prayers of lament regarding this suffering to God?
  4. In what ways do you complain or grumble to others instead of lamenting to God?

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Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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