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, and his "eye grows dim through sorrow" (vs. 3, 9). He feels helpless and rejected. Yet even in this despondent condition, the psalmist knows that God is his refuge, and 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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Tami, I was reminded of this very thought about God in sermon this morning.
How does talking with God when you are hurting, discouraged, afraid, or depressed impact your thinking and attitude?

I know that Jesus experienced similar feelings when He was God/Man on earth and since He was known as the Man of Sorrows on earth,He knows how I am feeling, but I must also focus on God's character at the same time as we see David doing here in
Psalms 88:1-3
1 " O Lord, God of my salvation,
I cry out day and night before you.
2 Let my prayer come before you;
incline your ear to my cry!

3 For my soul is full of troubles,"

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

I can take everything even my burdens,sorrow,cares,pain,depression to the Lord because He cares and He listens to me!!He understands my pain! What a Savior we serve praise His Name! I can come to Him in confidence know Who God is! Just like a hurting child is comforted in their parents' arms.

Help me Lord, to be a good listener when someone is suffering or grieving instead trying to fix it when God can do it best! I just need to listen and be a supporter a prayer supporter.

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