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A Prayer of Dark Despair • When Hope Seems Lost

I find it striking that Psalm 88 includes virtually no words of reassurance. Nowhere does the psalmist add parenthetically, “But you are the Lord of mercy and compassion,” or anything else like this. Most psalms of lament include words of hope. Not Psalm 88. Here we find dark despair.

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"You have taken away my companions and loved ones. Darkness is my closest friend." Psalm 88:18 NLT

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