Lamenting Prayers

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Today's reading: Psalm 88:1-18

Affliction, trials and troubles will find their way into our lives, sometimes by no fault of our own and other times as a result of our sinful choices and actions. And when these times come, we can talk with God through our sorrow and mourning to seek comfort, forgiveness, restoration and peace.

Psalm 88 is a psalm filled with lamenting. The psalmist is in distress. He's dejected, his "soul is full of troubles," he's lost his strength, his "eye grows dim through sorrow." He feels helpless and rejected. Yet, even in this despondent condition, the psalmist knows that God is his refuge. So he continues to recognize God for who He is, and cry out to Him for help.

How does talking with God when you are hurting, discouraged, afraid or depressed impact your thinking and attitude? What did Psalm 88 show you about communicating with God in and through troubled times? Tami

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1). How does talking with God when you are hurting, discouraged, afraid or depressed impact your thinking and attitude?
A. He makes me think that I am being punished for my sins past and present at first,then I begin to think how Jesus suffered Who never sinned,and it gives me hope. My prayers are more earnest and straight-forward as we see David doing the same here in Psalms 88.He prays throughout the day to the Lord.

2). What did Psalm 88 show you about communicating with God in and through troubled times?

Here we see David is afraid and hurting but he knows in
vs.1 " God is my salvation," and in vs.10 " you work wonders" vs.11 " your steadfast love","your faithfulness"and in vs. "your wonders" and "your faithfulness".

These verses reminds me that God is still the same God even when MY circumstances change for the worse!

Yes, it give me hope in the Lord.

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