The Groan of the Godly

“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” Lament is an indispensable posture for the person who loves Jesus and loves the same people he loves. Those who do it are “comforted” by the fact that they are loving people in a way similar to the way Jesus loves them and are therefore …

How does all this lamenting bring us any closer to God?

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.    Psalm 126:5-6 We’ve been talking about lamenting in general and now from a utilitarian vantage point. What good does crying about the world and its problems do? Last time …

A Time To Weep

Ah, how Thy grace hath wooed my soul With persevering wiles! Now give me tears to weep; for tears Are deeper joy than smiles.  FREDERICK WILLIAM FABER I confess that out of all the worship songs I’ve written, not one of them could be considered a lament, you know, of the book of Lamentations sort. …