Love & Lament

Over the years I've written a great deal about the attraction Winter Christians have for the lament psalms. Many of us who struggle with doubt find a home in the lament psalms.

But I've been wondering if many of us too quickly embrace the questioning and accusations of the lament psalms. Specifically, lament is connected to love, lament flows out of love.

The psalms are passionate love songs, many of them sad, heartbroken love songs. The psalmist is in love with God, and the pain we witness in the lament psalms flows out of that love.

In short, lament psalms are songs sung by people desperately in love with God.

The lament psalms aren't for doubters, the lament psalms are for lovers. 

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