Our series on biblical lament concludes with a focus on a fourth “step” in prayers of lament: choosing to trust. This is the hopeful landing place after we’ve turned to God in prayer, voiced our complaints, and lifted up our requests.
While crying is natural, crying out to God is not, because it’s antithetical to our natural human bent.
What is Biblical lament? “A prayer in pain that leads to trust.”
“The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,
and he makes known to them his covenant.”
Our natural thinking needs reprogramming. God uses His word to recode our hearts and minds, making us like-minded communicators with Him.
To keep growing and changing, we need to hate our sin and humbly take it our merciful God instead of proudly justifying, minimizing, or concealing it.