Lament Posts

Exploring Lament

Reflections on Psalm 130   Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness;...


"Lament has a role and a purpose in our relationship with God." Julie Sheridan Smith

Burden – Poetic Lament

fear nibbles at the edges of her soul, like a rat
aboard a sinking ship that leaks, lists and tips
because she has woken to face yet another
pain filled day, unrefreshed in every way


Silhouette of girl with arms raised praying

Be Strong and Take Heart

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;     my eyes grow weak with sorrow,     my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish     and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction,     and my bones grow...


Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

Trust and Wonder of Lament

Last March I spent my birthday with a group of women at a Retreat center in northern Ohio—a beautiful, former girls school turned nunnery turned sanctuary. There our hearts were primed to hear God’s voice. Each morning I led the women in lectio...


Lament leads to trust and wonder.

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