In the kingdom, we receive comfort in a very different way than we’re taught to in American culture. We receive comfort not by, on the one hand, whining in our sense of entitlement or, on the other hand, pretending as though we’re happy. We are comforted when we see our sin, our brokenness, our desperate circumstances, and we grieve, we weep, we cry out for deliverance. —Russell Moore—
Four Parts of Lament (Mark Vroegop)
- Turning to God
- Bringing your complaint
- Asking boldly
- Choosing to trust
Until Jesus returns, the world will be marked by tears. Children will continue to be born and their first cry will announce their arrival into a broken world. To cry is human, but to lament is Christian. —Mark Vroegop—
Table Discussion Questions:
- Why do you think it is difficult for us to Lament? What is the big difference between lamenting and complaining? (Hebrews 4:16)
- What are some harmful things that can happen when we always try to edit our lives (internally or externally) towards the positive?
- Pray for anyone at your table who is facing a difficult circumstance right now.