Even when we don’t feel God’s presence or God’s care for us, we know that God is present, and God is caring for his people.
What do we do with texts of joy in times when our spirits need lament? Do we ignore them?
Lord, hear our prayer, for the wounds that cannot be bound up, for the losses that cannot be fathomed, and for those who fear being forgotten.
I approach texts like Psalm 31 with great fear and trepidation. I am drawn to them like a moth to flame, which is to say, warily, for I know these Psalms of lament can be devastating if you take them seriously.
I wish I had an Easy Button that would solve the problems I see in American society today, the problems this election season has dragged to the surface.