February 20, 2015
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Psalm 22: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

When we are hurting these words can spring forth from our lips, find their way into the air and we wonder if they go any farther than our own ears.

While sitting wForlorn treeith a friend who is experiencing the lowest point in her life, these words came into our conversation in the form of “why me?” a question that she has never asked in previous battles.  This one is different – harder, deeper and more life-altering than all the others combined. Yet, as she poured out her story and her feelings she was able to give thanks for the good times and the healing that God brought to her life in past troubles. In true lament form, she cried out to God, made her complaint and then offered thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness in the past and her confidence that God would, indeed, continue to be steadfast in supporting her through this time of trial.

Lament is a passionate conversation with God expressing our deepest feelings and placing them where they can be used for healing – in the hands of a compassionate and loving God who also wants that healing above all else.

(c) 2015 Regina Hunt

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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