Speaking of lament

December 16, 2015 — Leave a comment

My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word.
Psalm 119:28


” When we cry, it is a defining moment…. Tears uncover our life. Pretense is not possible. Masks fall off. Tears connect with the most primal part of our lives and tears connect us with others. Tears soften our hearts and open our minds.”
MaryKate Morse in “A Guidebook to Prayer”


“…this is what I can ask for you:
That in the darkness
there be a blessing.
That in the shadows
there be a welcome.
That in the night
you be encompassed
by the Love that knows
your name.”
Jan Richardson


“The ‘psalms of darkness’ may be judged by the world to be acts of unfaith and failure, but really they are acts of bold faith because they insist that the world be experienced as it really is and not in some pretended way.
There is nothing out of bounds, nothing inappropriate when talking with God. Everything belongs in this conversation of the heart. To withhold parts of life from that conversation is in fact to withhold part of life from the sovereignty of God.”
edited from Walter Brueggemann


Question for reflection:
Where in my own pain, did I feel God’s love today?

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