Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament
Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament
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  • 224 Pages
  • Publisher : Crossway Books

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament

Vroegop, Mark; Tada, Joni Eareckson

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Lament is how you live between the poles of a hard life and trusting God's goodness.

Lament is how we bring our sorrow to God--but it is a neglected dimension of the Christian life for many Christians today. We need to recover the practice of honest spiritual struggle that gives us permission to vocalize our pain and wrestle with our sorrow. Lament avoids trite answers and quick solutions, progressively moving us toward deeper worship and trust.

Exploring how the Bible--through the psalms of lament and the book of Lamentations--gives voice to our pain, this book invites us to grieve, struggle, and tap into the rich reservoir of grace and mercy God offers in the darkest moments of our lives.

Table of Contents:

Foreword: Joni Eareckson Tada
Introduction: Life in a Minor Key | A Personal Journey

Part 1: Learning to Lament | Psalms of Lament 

  1. Keep Turning to Prayer | Psalm 77
  2. Bring Your Complaints | Psalm 10
  3. Ask Boldly | Psalm 22
  4. Choose to Trust | Psalm 13

Part 2: Learning from Lament | Lamentations

  1. A Broken World and a Holy God | Lamentations 1-2
  2. Hope Springs from Truth Rehearsed | Lamentations 3
  3. Unearthing Idols | Lamentations 4
  4. A Roadmap to Grace | Lamentations 5

Part 3: Living with Lament Personal and Community Applications

  1. Making Lament Personal
  2. Let Us Lament

Conclusion: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy | The Journey Ahead
Appendix 1 Twenty Complaints
Appendix 2 Psalms of Lament
Appendix 3 Learning-to-Lament Worksheet Appendix 4 But, Yet, And
General Index
Scripture Index


About the Author

Mark Vroegop (MDiv, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary) is the lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a conference speaker, a council member with the Gospel Coalition, a trustee of Cedarville University, and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy. Mark blogs at markvroegop.com.