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Life Song: How To Be Sad To The Glory of God

Life Song: How To Be Sad To The Glory of God

Life Song
How To Be Sad To the Glory of God
Psalm 44

Some introductory thoughts on sadness...

Sadness teaches us to sing in the minor key
Sadness enlarges my perspective of God and myself
Sadness rescues us from weightless “spirituality”
Sadness deepens my faith
Sadness moves me beyond my anger

“We have traded in the language of lament for something far less. Namely, the language of grief management or psychology. When we trade biblical vocabulary for the vocabulary of the culture we are increasingly subject to losing our ability to hear this language.” -Keith Anderson

1. Learn to live in the trajectory not just the moment

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” -Martin Luther King

2. Trust God’s nature not just his activity

3. Don’t look for the lesson, listen for the invitation

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may ha