We are in a 5-week series entitled, "Psalms: Praying Our Emotions." We will be looking at how the Psalms teach us to pray the emotions of Anger, Sadness, Fear, and Joy. Emotions are important because they reveal our hearts and what we care most about. We are not to give up our emotions (suppress or ignore them), give in to our emotions (act on every impulse we have), but GIVE our emotions to God, that is, pray our emotions to the God who made our emotions.
This week we look at the saddest Psalm you will ever read. The Psalmist feels weak, overwhelmed, forgotten, alone and hopeless (can you relate?). God gave us sadness as a way to deal with loss in a fallen, broken world. We all experience loss and sadness. How are we supposed to pray our sadness to God? Psalm 88 shows us the way.
TEXT: Psalm 88