…and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD. 1 Samuel 7:2b ESV
In layman’s terms, they mourned and grieved and weeped and wailed. They hollered. They cried. They cried loud. They groaned. They felt and expressed their sorrow and deep regret. Lament.
Imagine the posture and demeanor of the Israelites when they finally came to their senses. Imagine the words of sorrow spoken and expressed to God.
Lament. Such a powerful concept.
Is there something breaking your heart? Is there something going on in your life and the reality of it all just seems too much to bear? Is there something causing you pain, disappointment or fear?
Call on God and just let it all hang out. Speak from your heart. Lament. Bear your soul. Yes, it’s messy. I mean after all it’s raw emotions exposed and confessed.
That’s what God wants from us.
LAH. Yes, LAH.
Lament and Acknowledge it before God. Then once you have emptied your heart get up and go find your Hope in Him.
Find one or more Scriptures of hope. Find Scriptures of His promises. Speak them over your life. Over and over and over again and begin to praise and worship Him. Praise Him for His faithfulness. Praise Him for His deliverance. Praise Him for His promises which you confidently know will come to pass. Praise Him!
LAH…LAH…LAH. That’s the key to breakthrough. Lament and Acknowledge then Hope!
Today, we thank You that we can come to You just as we are. We can be real with You for You already know us fully well. We are safe with You. Always. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Be Strengthened and Encouraged in HIM,