Ask: How can we lament as a family?
- Take time to talk about hard things
- Take time to sit with each other and allow for emotions to come out without trying to fix it right away
- Remember that things make God sad too, don’t forget to invite Him into the lament and remember that He loves us most and wants only the best for us
For an example of how a time of lament (the NIrV calls it godly sadness) produced change for the good, you can read 2 Corinthians 7:8-11. Paul had written the church something that made them sad – he pointed out a sin in their lives. But, they chose to lament the sin and then turn away from it and worked to not do it anymore!