A Time to Lament

(Inspired by Rev. Brenda Deily’s sermon 2/21/21)

By Lorraine J. Anderson

We live in a hard world.

Thanks be to God.

We cry every day.

Thanks be to God.

~Selah~

In the hard times,

Thanks be to God,

We look to the cross.

Thanks be to God.

~Selah~

Let us cry to God.

Thanks be to God.

God is always near.

Thanks be to God.

~Selah~

He may seem far.

Thanks be to God.

The evil surrounds us.

Thanks be to God.

~Selah~

God, have you left us?

Thanks be to God.

No, you are with us still.

Thanks be to God.

~Selah~

We see evil all around.

Thanks be to God

Yet you still love us.

Thanks be to God.

~Selah~

May grieving be short.

Thanks be to God.

May joy come soon.

Thanks be to God.

Amen