Learning to Lament

When we look around our world it is easy to see events that seem so terrible that we often are unsure how to express the way we feel.  And when we add in our own personal crisis’s sometimes, we struggle to find ways to put into words just how we feel. What language do we use? What words would help? Who do we express our frustrations and anger about it all to?

The Psalms in the Bible have some particular ways of expressing such things. Called Psalms of Lament they became the community’s language for expressing to God how they felt about the issues they were facing. These Psalms are raw and heartfelt, expressing both the community’s pain and anger at the situation they were experiencing. And this pain and anger are often directed at God, the one who they hoped would come to their aid. Here we see the depth of relationship possible with God – the ability to be honest and vulnerable about how we really feel.

If you're struggling to find words to express your pain, why not explore the Psalms and see if they can help you. Check out Psalm 13.

If you are struggling at this time and just need someone to talk to, then please email us at office@pb.org.nz or call 0223075225 and we will contact you.

This Sunday @ 10am Lindy Jacomb will be preaching on the power of lament as part of the Psalms. She’ll be looking at Psalm 13.

A children’s programme for children aged 3-8 is available during the service and a crèche for younger children.

To join with us on air tune in to Coast Access Radio 104.7FM from 10.00am or livestream at http://coastaccessradio.org.nz... 

Mainly Music – Wednesday from 10.00am. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern, and support for those with young children.

Small Groups. We have several groups meeting. Contact the church office@pb.org.nz if you would like to join one.

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Grace and peace