Episode 103 – Grapes in the Desert Pt 3: Lament the Loss
Key Passage(s): Psalm 13
The practice of grounding yourself in gratitude is essential to a life well-lived. But in the wilderness experiences of life, gratitude isn’t enough. In those times, we need to identify, name, and express our losses. The Psalms are a case in point. Filled with both songs and prayers of praise, they’re also packed full of songs of lament. Because being grounded in gratitude and lamenting the loss are deeply human and deeply biblical. This teaching will give you a new perspective on how to hold both the gratitude and the loss.
- What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- What are some things you’ve been grateful for during this pandemic, things you wouldn’t have experienced without the pandemic?
- Why do you think Westerners tend to see sadness as treasonous?
- Are you more of a glass-half empty or glass-half full kind of person? As illustrated in this teaching, why is it more helpful to be both?
- What’s at stake if we only choose to live in gratitude and never lament the loss? What’s at stake if we only ever lament the loss and don’t express our gratitude?
- How will you begin living out the truths of this teaching this week?
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