Bible Chapter: Lamentations 1

Two young women sitting on a couch, holding hands, and praying together

Permission to Grieve

Scripture gives us permission to grieve. Though offering plenty of hope and comfort, the Bible provides many examples of godly people expressing their sadness openly and freely.

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A sign in a Catholic church reading "Next in Line for Confession"

Whose Sins Should We Confess?

Though some are quick to point fingers of judgment at others, Scripture teaches us to attend to our own failures and shortcomings.

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A flood on a city street which has covered cars so that only their roofs are showing

Does God Make Us Suffer?

Though God’s ways are often hard to understand, God’s love for us is utterly reliable.

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A person picking berries in a damp field, with many loaded pallets of berries sitting behind them

Yes, Life is Hard

The biblical book of Lamentations recognizes the hardness of life.

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A young man sitting on a tree stump and weeping

Lamentations in Lent

God wants to hear what is real in our lives, including our struggles and disappointments.

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