Psalm of Lament

A Psalm of Lament

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Links to songs that minister to me in my grief

Be Still My Soul -  by Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, sung by the traditional acapella boy's choir, Libera Before You Call - by Daphne Rademaker (Vineyard), based on Isaiah 65:24 Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul - Words by Anne Steele, Music by Kevin Twit, performed by Indelible Grace Faith to Believe - by Shane and Shane He Will Hold... Continue Reading →

The Pain of Searing Loss

In losing my father, I have come even more to appreciate Christ’s life and sacrifice on the cross. He was in perfect communion with his Father in heaven, yet humbled himself to come down to earth, taking the form of a servant to the point of death on a cross (Phil. 2:7-8, see also John... Continue Reading →

Christian quotes on Grief

“What the Lord expects from us at such seasons is not to abandon ourselves to unreasoning sorrow, but trustingly to look sorrow in the face, to scan its features, to search for the help and hope, which, as surely as God is our Father, must be there. In such trials there can be no comfort... Continue Reading →

Links to Christian blogs on grief

Grieving and Lament Glorifying God in Unshakable Grief - John Piper's encouragement in grief The Joy Will Come - Christina Fox writes of the journey of a Psalmist on the Desiring God website Six Words to Say Through Tears The Source of Comfort in the Pain of Grief - Nancy Guthrie blog from Desiring God website The School... Continue Reading →

Gardens, Grief, and Hope

For the 6-month anniversary of my father’s death, I went to visit my mom. She still lives in the home I grew up in with her, my father, and my brother. It is located in the desert: in the summer, the temperatures rise up to 110° F, and in the winters, it gets below freezing.... Continue Reading →

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