A Psalm of Lament and Thanksgiving

I love the Psalms because they are both prayers and songs. As I’ve been reading one each morning during my prayer time, I find that a Psalm of my own – a Psalm of both lamentation and praise – is forming in my mind. So I thought I’d write it down and post it here for Thankful Thursday.

A Psalm of Lament and Thanksgiving

Oh Lord, my God, how long
will You stand by as cancer
strikes those I love,
as pain and sadness
are all around me

How long must we endure
this broken world
sometimes wondering
where You are,
where is Your promised refuge

Tears fall upon my pillow
as I long for salvation,
for healing and no pain
in the lives of my loved ones
my friends, my family
Your children

Still I praise You, Oh Lord
I trust in Your promises
clinging to faith and hope
found only in You
I lift to Your throne
Your children in need

Your faithfulness endures
beyond what I can see
with eyes blinded by pain
Still I know, I believe
Your grace and mercy
are more than this world needs

May Your name be exalted
Your grace be embraced
Your love be never-ending
Your peace from me radiate
So that those in need
will know You and praise You
forever and ever

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2 responses to “A Psalm of Lament and Thanksgiving

  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and heart tugging Psalm with us. God bless you as you cry out to Him, and He answers with the peace and comfort you and yours need. love and prayers.

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    • Deb, I love the honesty of the Psalmists in their many complaints and praises. I only hope I am able to capture the same honesty in my own psalms. It can be so hard when those close to you are suffering – it seems that cancer is all around me at times and I struggle to understand why. But I know God is good and faithful. Peace, Linda

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