Psalm 13 / Psalm 22 / Genesis 32:28 / Mark 15
Do you feel like you have the freedom to tell God what you really think & feel?
Imagine your relationship with God like close friend/family. What are the effects of not being completely honest about our hurts and struggles? How can we share those honestly & productively?
Have you ever lodged a direct "formal complaint" anywhere? If so, how did you do that? Did it make you think through your thoughts before you shared them? What effect did that have?
How is a Psalm of Lament different from a random vent or gripe session on social media?
Why is the "expression of trust" & "promise of praise" so critical to our lamenting process?
Is it OK to just have the "complaint" & "request" - but not the "trust" or "praise"? Why or why not?
How does the practice of lament help you grow as a disciple who loves God, loves people & serves the world?