“How do people progress from despair to hope? Can we safely confront pain and in that space begin to see a glimmer of a new beginning? How does the process of ‘lament’ aid this journey? These questions and more will be unpacked as we explore Daring to Hope: Experiencing the Grace of Lament – a beautiful resource created by our colleagues at the Bible Society in Northern Ireland.
Through combinations of video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection, and more, Daring to Hope: Experiencing the Grace of Lament will take participants on a journey through Scripture, to encounter, practically explore, and own in our lives, the four elements of lament so often present:
- Turning to God
- Bringing our complaint
- Asking boldly for help
- Daring to hope (trust) in God
Advent, traditionally a time of hope in the darkness, may seem like an unusual time to unpack the idea of lament. But it is precisely because lament can give us the tools to hope again and inspires resilience and courage that we felt this season was appropriate to explore this theme.”