2 final laments that point to restoration: Remember Our Reproach, O Lord Restore Us to You, O Lord
Christian Lament helps us wait for relief… Even when our children suffer. Even when our leaders are punished. Even when our enemies plunder.
Redemption is found through… Confession to God Confidence in God
Affliction from God leads to Hope in God. Affliction from God (v.1-18) Hope in God (v.19-39)
The Reality of Judgment The Effects of Judgment The Appeal from Judgment
3 Parts of Christian Lament: The Need for Lament The Cause of Lament The Expression of Lament