Lament and hope are not mutually exclusive. We can weep (like David did) and also have an unshakeable confidence that God will come through for us.
If you’re going through a difficult time, remember this: your tears are a sacred form of prayer. And God will hear you.
Thankfully, God is much more faithful than we are, and not even death can separate us from his love.
When David cried out to God, he didn’t claim to deserve his deliverance. No, he appealed to the only thing he (or anyone) could: God’s “steadfast love.”
Many of us feel the need to “sugar-coat” our prayers. May we learn this lesson today: God cherishes honest prayers.