Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

Discovering the Grace of Lament

Stream or download the audio recording from this breakout session titled Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament with Mark Vroegop that was delivered at The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Life is hard. Grief is not tame. But God is good. Lament is the prayer language for a hard life under a sovereign God. To cry is human, but to lament is Christian. This workshop explored the neglected but needed biblical category of lament by identifying its four elements and by exploring how churches can practice lament in worship services, small groups, counseling, and as a starting point for racial reconciliation.