Do you know what it means to lament? It’s one of the many ways we’re taught to pray in Scripture, and yet, so many people are confused or intimidated by the thought of lamenting to God.
You might think lament is nothing but grumbling and complaining, or that it’s a waste of God’s time when there are bigger things going on in the world. So instead of taking your concerns to God, you keep them bottled up inside. And, my friend, that only leads to being stuck.
That’s right, 4:13ers! Author and Bible teacher Beth Moore is on the podcast, and I was so excited to talk to her about her new memoir, All My Knotted-Up Life.
Not only did I get to read it before it was released, but I also got the inside scoop from Beth. And sister, we had the best conversation. She shared such interesting and encouraging insights from her life, and then we spent some time catching up.
Depression can feel like a wet blanket that weighs us down or a dark fog that keeps us from seeing clearly. It can lead us to feeling helpless and alone—even to the point of hiding our feelings because we’re afraid of being shamed or misunderstood.
But when we’re struggling, we have two choices: we can either sink even more deeply into our own sadness or—through God’s grace—we can seek help.