“God is working right now, but not so much to give us predictable, comfortable, and pleasurable lives. He isn’t so much working to transform our circumstances as He is working through hard circumstances to transform us. Difficulties are not signs of His inattention, they are sure signs of the seal of His redemptive love. In grace, He leads you where you didn’t plan to go in order to produce in you what you cannot achieve on your own.”
“Choosing to trust through lament requires that we rejoice without having all the dots connected. We decide to let God be His own interpreter, trusting that somehow His gracious plan is being worked out even when we can’t see it.”
This is how lament has served me and countless other believers. Tear-filled prayer, wrestling through tough questions, and banking my life on the promises of God are all part of the journey to keep me trusting. Learning to lament leads to trust.