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Mike Woodruff - July 10, 2022

Lament

The Bible actually contains lots of lament - lots of prayers of protests against what is happening. What God is allowing. There is lots of wailing in sorrow. The are many angry cries from people demanding that God wake up and do his job. Some of you may be feeling that way right now. And that is OK.

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The Bible actually contains lots of lament - lots of prayers of protests against what is happening. What God is allowing. There is lots of wailing in sorrow. The are many angry cries from people demanding that God wake up and do his job. Some of you may be feeling that way right now. And that is OK. Laments are not just found in the Book of Lamentations. They are found in the Psalms, in Isaiah and Jeremiah, and Job. And by definition, laments question God’s goodness and control. And here is my point, they are in the Book - God includes laments in the Bible. God includes angry prayers questioning his goodness in His book. He includes them to help us process our anger and confusion. Lamenting is a skill any person paying attention to what is going on needs to learn. Because if we do not lament, we grow hard hearted and cynical.

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