Strong Churches Speak the Language of Lament by Mark Vroegop (2019)

“Instead of giving God the silent treatment, falling into either despair (“I can’t do this”) or denial (“everything’s fine”), lament encourages us to talk to God about our struggles so that we can reaffirm our trust in him. Simply stated, lament is a prayer in pain that leads to trust. I discovered there is grace available if we learn the language of lament and even re-order our prayer life around this divinely given liturgy for loss []”