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. …