Sometimes we want to give thanks, at times we’re grief-stricken, at times we want to scream out at injustice. Quite often we’re just baffled at the way life is. Why do really bad things happen to decent people? Don’t feel guilty about harbouring troublesome thoughts – the people who wrote the Psalms have been there before us. They don’t give us all the answers, but they do give us helpful words for when we have no words of our own.
Praising, sing out when you’ve blessings to spare;
Sorrowing, cry out from the depths of despair;
Angry, storm Heaven when nothing seems fair;
Life can be carefree, life can be too much to bear;
Mourning or laughing, the psalmist gives voice to your prayer.