5 Reasons to Study Lamentations

Recovering the language of lament

By Mark Vroegop, Guest Contributor 

Memorials matter. 

Consider the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan, or the National Center for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. They are designed to help people remember, to mourn, and to learn. Memorials honor history and send a message. 

The book of Lamentations is a memorial, and you should study this historic book. 

A few years ago, our church spent five weeks studying Lamentations. Some were nervous about how our church would respond to over a month of such a dark book. But it proved to be one of the most fruitful seasons in the last 10 years. Lamentations changed our worship, affected our prayers, and gave us a new language in suffering. 

There are many reasons why you should study through this book. Allow me to give you five.

Lamentations is the longest lament in the Bible.

1. Lamentations is the longest lament in the Bible.

Lament is a language the Church desperately needs to recover. Simply defined, “lament” is a prayer in pain that leads to trust. It involves turning to God, laying out what’s wrong (complaint), asking God for help, and choosing to trust.  

Lament is a language the Church desperately needs to recover. 

Over a third of the Psalms are minor-key prayers that give voice to processing the pain of life. And yet, most Christians aren’t familiar with this biblical prayer language. Our congregational singing and our prayers are lament-lite. 

The book of Lamentations demonstrates the purpose and power of lament. It not only serves as a memorial to the destruction of Jerusalem, but it also shows us how to pray when the dark clouds of suffering roll in. When you study Lamentations, hurting people come out of the woodwork. 

Lamentations displays the severity of sin and the holiness of God.

2. Lamentations displays the severity of sin and the holiness of God.

The book is a poetic memorial—a recounting and a warning. It rehearses the suffering and the grief connected to the sacking of the City of David, and it cautions us about what happens when human rebellion reaches a “red line.” 

Lamentations is a deeply theological book. It identifies the depravity of God’s people as the cause of divine judgment. It elevates the right of a holy God to discipline His people—even using a pagan nation as His instrument. The book is shocking. It is sobering. And by preaching through Lamentations, people are reminded that sin is serious, and God is holy. 

Lamentations gives the Church a voice in suffering.

3. Lamentations gives the Church a voice in suffering.

The brokenness of sin has infected every aspect of our humanity. Creation still groans, and Lamentations provides a model for how God’s people can process moments when our collective depravity produces terrible fruits. 

Jeremiah was a faithful prophet. He warned the people about coming judgment. And when the brokenness of humanity was on full display, lament was an appropriate response. It’s the voice of sorrow as we live between the effects of our rebellion and future restoration. Lamentations shows us how to pray when human depravity has created societal suffering. It helps us know how to live between the poles of a hard life and trusting in God’s sovereignty. 

Lamentations provides hope.

4. Lamentations provides hope.

The third chapter contains the most well-known passages. We love reading that “the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end” (Lamentations 3:22). But understanding the totality of the book of Lamentations deepens our understanding of where to find hope in hardship. 

Lamentations shows us the connection between the rehearsing of truth and the resurgence of hope. 

It’s important to remember that Jeremiah proclaims the never-ending, morning-ready mercies of the Lord over a destroyed city. Jerusalem looked like a wasteland and a war zone. The destruction raised the question, “How did this happen?” While those questions linger and the suffering continues, Jeremiah pronounces (“this I call to mind,” 3:21) what he knows to be true about God despite what he sees. Lamentations shows us the connection between the rehearsing of truth and the resurgence of hope. 

Lamentations doesn’t end with resolution.

5. Lamentations doesn’t end with resolution.

The book reaches its apex in chapter three. The remaining two chapters return to the reality of the suffering. There is no “happily-ever-after” and the book ends without resolution. Questions remain. Tears are still flowing. But in order to know the rest of the story, you have to look elsewhere in the Bible. 

The end of Lamentations reflects the path of hardship. We believe while still in the dark. Lament leads us through sorrow to trust—even though we can’t see the future. So, in a way, the uncertain nature at the end of Lamentations is refreshing. It shows us how to trust when the immediate future remains uncertain and hard. 

Do you see why Lamentations is important? Too many people fly by this book in their reading. Too many pastors avoid it because of its heaviness. But it’s in the Bible for a reason. 

Lamentations is a memorial. It matters. It’s a powerful lament. And you should study it carefully.   

This article is an adaptation of a blog post first published at 9Marks.org.

Want to study Lamentations with BSF? Join our Jeremiah & Lamentations Mini-Study! Click here to learn more. 

Mark Vroegop

Mark Vroegop is the lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis and the author of three books, including Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament. He’s married to Sarah, and they have three married sons and a daughter. 

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134 Comments

  1. Dear my BSF, I would like know if this book of lamentation is available in Spanish.

    Thank you

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  2. Thank you Marc. I have been studied the book of Lamentation . Thinking about what l has been suffering, I noticed that The Holy Spirit had led me to stay in confident in Jésus. I want to encourage all fellow Christians that if you can remain trusting and praising in your Heart our Lord in sufferings, all the more so if you are not suffering After . Great Hope in our life

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  3. I have the privilege to be a B.S.F. Group Leader this year. I am glad to have studied Lamentations.

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  4. Thank you Mark for this sharing… I have had several seasons of lamenting during my walk of faith, especially over the collective sin that kills the body and the spirit.
    Your reflections spoke to me. I now live in Warner Robins, GA but grew up lived out my career in Indianapolis. Blessings to you and yours…

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  5. I am so grateful for this study; I see God’s character and my own clearer. I am so glad that God allows lamenting; it is truly therapeutic!

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  6. Oh my gosh, the Holy Spirit has been speaking to my heart continuously, while I studied this book. I found myself wailing at the tribulations that family, friends and people around the world are going through. However, I found hope in our God, whose mercies are unlimited. I love that God uses his judgment to bring us to humility, and turn back to him. When you mentioned all those memorials, my heart mourned for those lost. When Jeremiah speaks of famine, pictures of the Holocaust victims came to mind, standing at the fences waiting to be freed. However, God always provides hope of freedom and restoration. God spoke to me through your words. You blessed my soul.

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  7. Thank you for this commentary, it is so very helpful to remember how merciful our God is and that his love never fails. But he cannot tolerate sin that separates us from himself, so he has to take steps to destroy that sin at its very roots.. That’s real love. Also, that we are allowed to express ourselves to this loving God in a personal and emotional way.

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  8. I thank you for your emphasis on the significance of lamentation in our modern Christ-centered lives. One week before the scheduled BSF study of Lamentations, in a conversation with a good Christian friend, it dawned on us that we have not heard of LAMENT in the various churches we have attended over the last 50 years. We get preached at to forgive the people who have wronged us, love everybody, and go on. Our US church culture does not acknowledge the deep wounds we may have suffered, the resulting pain and maybe loss, the disorientation and confusion that deep wounds cause, the resulting passions that may arise in us (anger, condemnation, revenge, murder) nor does the church acknowledge the time that it takes to recover from a deep wound.
    Forgive and forget has not worked for me. I will make a study LAMENTATION for my own wellbeing and the wellbeing of people around me.
    I thank God that He is there for us while we are in a world of hurt and disorientation and cannot make sense of what has happened to our well-planned, well-intentioned lives.
    I also thank you for your efforts to make LAMENTATION known to us. God bless you.

    I myself will have to study the matter of lamentation so that

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    • Thank you so much for enlightening me.
      The word Lament never heard it in church. Starting to read Lamentations now.

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      • Am greatful this very inspiring looking forward

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  9. Helpful insights. Looking forward to the study of Lamentations

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  10. This is so important in my life right now. I am a very emotional person and have been struggling to process some deep seeded trams from my childhood, my husbands death from cancer at 57, my 11 years of widowhood and disappointments with people I have shared my home with. I have given to them generously and then they have shown little appreciation .
    I have invested our life savings in the market and am now on a tight budget when there was plenty saved to live very comfortably. My twin sister is dying from colon cancer that could have been prevented had she received in person care and good doctors but was not due to Covid.
    I know that suffering is an important part of the Christian life and that we are to enjoy suffering with identification to and with Christ! But what about the emotions that surface unexpectedly. What about the reactions in anger and criticism that break out because of their deep rooted pain?
    I am looking to this to help me process and express these feelings to Gods glory and in His ways!
    Our culture teaches us to buck up and get over it! But ignores the need to face and deal with it! Then you wonder what’s wrong with me. I can’t and you hit the wall and slither down!
    Thank you for pointing out that God HAS provided the answers for me and all His people!

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  11. Yes please sign me up.

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    • Hi Kathie, I’ve sent you an email directly. Thanks!

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  12. Very fulfilling to me , encouraging , inspiring . Bible study gives me so much strength from day to day. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Thank you and bless you in the name of Jesus!! Studying the Divided kingdom has been like being in Psychotherapy. The more I learn about my creator God, the more I learn about myself. I now look forward to studying Lamentations and the healing it will bring to my mind and emotions. Suffering is a part of life, and we should not think of it as a strange thing happening to us. Our God is an Awesome God.

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  14. Jeremiah gives us hope that even in troubled times that God is always with us. I have lived for 23 years with health issues. I know that even if things could be worse, there is God’s promise of brighter future. 🕊😇

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  15. We should get back to weeping for our family and friends who are still outside of Christ. Also lost souls whom we see every day . Also our nation who has turned away from God and His word .and given into idols

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  16. I am a “lamenter” through and through. When I lament I come broken and leave feeling a sense of freedom. The Lord hears me and carries me through. I am so grateful to be doing this study….thank you BSF for providing it.

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  17. Thank you, Mark Vroegop, for your book, “Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament,” which I discovered a few months after my husband died. It was very helpful, and I’ve recommended it to others.

    I am studying the current BSF “Kingdom Divided” in a wonderful Zoom group. With this study I am brand new to BSF, but I knew that such an in-depth study of God’s Word would help me through this season of grief. I see that the next 3 lessons of “Kingdom Divided” will be covering Jeremiah and Lamentations. Is this mini-study of Lamentations & Jeremiah different than the 3 lessons coming up in “Kingdom Divided”?? Just curious if I should pursue it, or if it will be available after we’re done with “Kingdom Divided”.

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    • Dear Martha – if you are in a BSF class then you will do the mini study with your group! This mini study is just three weeks of the BSF study where you can invite a friend to try BSF with you

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  18. I signed up to study Lamentations, I can’t find the lectures for this 3 week study. Where should I look?

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  19. What a wonderful study, to learn more about my fathet

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  20. Thank you for the brief easy understanding words about Lament and book of Lamentation. I will read it carefully this time.

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  21. Have never studied the book before however your insights are an eye opener.
    Eagerly waiting for the study.

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  22. This is great encouragement. You inspire me to study, Lamentations. Its true its not studied or preached on much.

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  23. Just checking this out

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  24. Lamentations givescourage and hope .to endure in our suffering. It helps us to be sober too.

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  25. Thank you for the study for Lamenation. God word is awesome. I’m so in love with BSF.❤️ Thank you 😊

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  26. Reading God’s Word and seeing myself reflected back is at times amazing and other times heart wrenching. I am so grateful that our Father, who is just, sees fit to be a merciful, forgiving, restorative Father. Of which, without Jesus, I am most definitely unworthy of receiving.
    Wonderful blog. Very informative.

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  27. Thank you for this insightful message about Lamentations. I will read and study it in a new way!

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  28. I have found in my life, the more I loved the person I lost, the greater the lament. In a four year period, from 1989-1992, I lost 5 major people in my life. In 2012, I lost my husband. I found Jeremiah, the weeping prophet to be a comfort. David’s psalms and Jesus weeping not only a comfort but learned to trust God more.

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  29. Thank you for your thought-provoking message. I am looking forward to studying Lamentations.
    Blessings

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  30. wow….I am going to study Lamentations. As a long-time Christian who has served and led for many years, I find myself deeply in lament due to a big ol’ mistake! Purely motivated by pride…the usual. 😥. As one who has prayed for years to be able to “finish strong” I can see myself in Hezekiah. Thank you Pastor Vroegop for your motivation.

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  31. I love this book at this Season . How can I appreciate the love of God without suffering.
    Thanks the exposure of this book.

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  32. Mark Vroegop is my pastor! Thank you for this refreshing blog. I pray that many will read it and understand Lament in a better way. God has given us a beautiful & real language and a whole book of the Bible to help us understand it. What a God! Blessings to all of you at H.Q.

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  33. Looking forward to studying Lamentations ! To know that I can bring my grieve and pain in my sufferings to our merciful and gracious God gives me joy and hope . May Jesus remove my unbelief and help me to trust him no matter what

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  34. I thought Lamentations is just a dirge. I was surprised to be blessed by its profound message
    of God’s Love and Mercy.
    We can always cry out to Him and He will hear our call.

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  35. Thankyou Pastor Mark for a mind opening message. Looking forward to studying the book of Lamentation.

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  36. Not knowing how the study is structured, I look forward to the opportunity to relate and contrast Lamentations to Jeremiah since both books are supposed to have been authored by the prophet.

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  37. Jean Greenwood wants to inform you that she is opening the book of Lamentations today 3-15-23 during a this time in her life of physical suffering with Rheumatoid arthritis, heart failure, type 2 diabetes. With all that said, I seek prayer for specific individuals as I seek God’s wisdom in my physical and emotional suffering. Prayerfully, Jean

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  38. Does God ever cry from our unending sin against His commandments and holiness?

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    • Yes definately. He yearns to be with us and yet human beings seemed not able to come around

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    • I believe He who loves most, hurts most or deeply. Therefore no one loves more than Almighty God. So humans can hurt him deeply. 1 John 4:8

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  39. Would love to do this study

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    • Hi Mary! We would be glad to have you in BSF. Please visit join.bsfinternational.org to find a group near you.

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  40. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in a mini study on Lamentations.

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  41. It’s wonderful timing in my life now to see your teaching of Lamentations. It brought me back to be more aware of how I should adjust myself for God. Thank God for guiding my life journey through all the angels he brought around me.

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  42. BSF has been a blessing to me. I learn God’s truths which on my own could not have known. Thanks for your sharing. Looking forward to the study of the book of Lamentations.God bless you.

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  43. BSF has been a blessing to me. I learn truths which on my own could not have known. Thanks for your sharing. Looking forward to the study of the book of Lamentations.God bless you.

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  44. BSF has been a blessing to me. I learn truths which on my own could not have known. Thanks for your sharing. God bless you.

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  45. Looking forward to the study. Lamentation fits right into our study this year .

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  46. Thankyou for sharing this blog! When I heard we were going to do a mini study on Lamentations I was not looking forward to it. But after reading the five reasons we must study this book, I am now really looking forward to this study! I am a BSF Group Leader and will definitely share this blog with my ladies and get them excited as well. Thankyou so much !!!

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  47. I am having neurosurgery tomorrow. This will be the third surgery, but the last three months I’ve had physical agony like I have never experienced before. I am looking to God to heal me through this surgery and trusting that He will. As we’ve studied Isaiah, I have learned for the first time that we should praise the Lord in our suffering. At first, I felt that was impossible, but He gave me reasons why this is so – it develops character, and it lets us understand how we can comfort others in pain. God sent word through Isaiah that there will be consequences of sin, but that He will restore His people in the future – there is hope. I have been thinking a lot about this. I know now that going through agony without hope, would be worse than the agony of pain. Praising in the midst of agony says “Lord I have hope in you.” Praise God!
    I know it is not coincidence that these readings came during this time in my life. I look forward to the lessons of Lamentations.

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    • Praying for you, Linda.

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    • Praying for you Linda. I too had back pain and in surgery they fused
      5 vertebrae. My physical therapist came to the house for a week and we talked about the Lord as we did therapy. I already knew God, but she shared BSF with me and I knew I had to know more! Praise God he is so faithful! I am now a group leader,
      Able to play golf and growing deeper in the Lord Jesus, without
      pain. 🙏🙏 for your recovery in Jesus name

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  48. Thank you for this very informative message, it will help me as we study this Book & I know it will encourage my ladies &.leaders as we read the Book of Lamentations. Blessings

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  49. Thanks for sharing. It was a blessing to me.

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  50. This blog is a must read. I love BSF. Have been in the studies for at least 14 years and I learn new things each year.
    This blog is rich in understanding the purpose of Lamentations and somewhat like Revelations it is bypassed.
    Thank you BSF for sharing this insightful read. We all can gain addition insights to the book of Lamentations.

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  51. Thank you so much for sharing this. Such an inspiring insight that can help steady our faith in trying times.

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  52. The church and people are a turning point to hear hear God’s calling of peoples to repent and turn back to Him. Preachers/ church leader need to stand up and not be” liberal”. Sin is sin

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  53. What a book I’m one of those Who haven’t read this book.
    I’m challenged and inspired to read it
    Thank you

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  54. I believe lamentations is essential for our every day living I would encourage everybody to read it because this is our daily life

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    • The 5 reasons to study lamentations are very insightful… Looking forward

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  55. Great, will be looking forward to studying the books.

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  56. Looking forward to the study!

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  57. Thank you
    Too often we wonder why do bad things happen, not just to good people but all people suffer. As a Christian, too often, we use glib phrases to react to suffering because we don’t know what else to say.
    Sometimes the best we to offer is sit, listen, and be still with a friend who is suffering. We need to acknowledge the pain in suffering while also acknowledging only the Holy Spirit is the true comforter.

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    • Praying that for us to see God in our suffering

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  58. Think all scripture is beneficial for learning and relevant. It teaches us some of Almighty God’s qualities and how he feels about his people/servants.

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  59. After reading 5 reasons to study Lamentations, I am so encouraged to study this book. Thank you so much for enlightening us on the importance of the changes this study can make in our lives. May God continue to bless and keep you, and encourage you in your teachings.

    Yours in Christ,

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  60. Very use full to me.

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  61. We study together for the glory of our lord Jesus Christ

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  62. Love this. Helps me appreciate how grounded the Bible is in reality and in hope.

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  63. This message was truly meant for me. The heartache and grief that has hammered me has left me struggling for faith. I am encouraged to study lamentations in search of faith hope and love.
    Thank you for putting a light on this for me at just the right time.

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  64. Great article! Motivates me to study Lamentations! Thank you!

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  65. Wow, this was enlightening, I have never thought of reading lamentation but now I have to start reading it. Thanks

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  66. Curious to study Lamentation
    Also ENCOURAGED AFTER READING YOUR BLOG
    ISAIAH WAS DARK TIMELINE FOR ISRAEL JUDAH LEARNING TO SEE GODS RELENTLESS LOVE

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  67. Pastor Mark,
    Many thanks for encouraging us, through BSF
    Study this year,
    May the Lord be with you and your family forever and ever amen!

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    • Thanks for the reminder that even in challenging times, God’s Grace is abundant, His mercies endures forever. BSF is a great Bible Study system in strengthening Christians through any situation they go through. BSF team, May God Bless you, and your families.

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  68. Thank you for this, Mark. It enlightens me more on d message of hope of Jeremiah! When d study ends in April, i hope to read more of this. Salamat (means thank you in the Philippines)!

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    • Wow can’t wait to dive into it .. it’s a natural continuation from
      Where Isaiah has ended – Suffering ..

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  69. When does this study start?

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    • Hi Liz! The Lamentations study is a part of our current BSF study, People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided, Lesson 27. BSF classes begin studying at a variety of times during the year depending on location and type of class. You can find a class near you at join.bsfinternational.org.

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    • God’s promise of new mercies in the morning carried me after my husband died suddenly years ago. Your insight about the complete message of the book of Lamentation inspires me to go deeper and study this profound message in its entirety. Thank you!

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  70. I’m in!

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  71. I’ve experienced many very hard things in my life and always felt comfortable following King David’s example of honesty with God about where I was and how I felt and as I worked through it with God I’d come out the other side to trust and praise as I waited. I’m so looking forward to the study of Lamentations, which I have never done. Thank you for wetting my appetite with those rich thoughts.

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  72. I want to join

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    • Hi Clinton, I’ve reached out to you directly.

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  73. When does this class start on Lamentations? (and where)

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    • Hi Sally! I reached out to you directly.

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  74. “It shows us how to trust when the immediate future remains uncertain and hard.” It is this statement by the author that was reassuring after reading Lamentations. As a believer I am certain that God sees me even when these United States of Americans do not. In the end I believe that all the racist, bigotry, hatred, and evil will end in the darkness that was created by them. I believe that love wins because God never fails.
    Love agape,
    Diana Coleman

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  75. I desire to study the book of Lamentations

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    • Hi Magie! We are glad to have you. You can find a class near you or join a BSF Online class at join.bsfinternational.org.

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  76. This is such truth! The culture of this world does not take sin seriously. I never would have thought about the uncertain nature at the end of Lamentations being refreshing, but I agree that it shows us how to trust when the immediate future remains uncertain & hard. I need that, thank you for that perspective. Look forward to the study.

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  77. When does this study start and where?

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    • Hi Sylvia! The Lamentations study is a part of our current BSF study, People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided, Lesson 27. BSF classes begin studying at a variety of times during the year depending on location and type of class. You can find a class near you or join a BSF Online class at join.bsfinternational.org.

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  78. Very powerful insight. I promise myself to study and meditate upon the book of Lamentations, so help me God.

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  79. Our daughter has, in all respects, (divorced) our family and the pain is hard. I am looking forward to studying Lamintations and hope that I can find better ways to pray, hope and find
    God’s closness in my grief.
    Thank you, Kiffen

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  80. Thank you. I recently volunteered to lead a devotional at a baby shower. The mother is carrying a precious little girl who has been diagnosed in the womb with Trisomy 18. Her life will be brief and already a heart defect is known. There is sadness and joy and we want to shower this expectant mom with love and support. My heart has been telling me to encourage all of us to lament with this young family (first baby). Your words encourage me. Just thank you.

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  81. It sounds so interesting ,as you were saying we tend to pas it by.

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  82. Hi,
    I’ve been a member of a Canada women’s class for 19 yrs. I travelled to Headquarters with another member volunteering in the lesson production area and in the kitchen prepping. It was a great experience helping send out lessons. I’d highly recommend it.
    I just read your outline for the study of Lamentations. I have never spent much time in this book, but hearing the impact it has had on your congregation, I feel compelled to spend time studying it. I always enjoy working through a new book in Gods Word.

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  83. I need Lamentation’s right now. I feel I am in a bleak area of my life and this will help me reach out to the God who always listens, always is there, even when I can’t eel or hear or even love. I currently am in BSF but feel a disconnect right now.

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  84. may I join please

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  85. I was a little hurt after reading Lamentations before.
    Is there a continuation of thanksgiving and praise at the end of the Lamentations?
    I look forward to the purpose offered in Lamentations.

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  86. The lament of captured profits
    The lament of ( Nineveh)
    The lament of Jonah 250 Bc
    It is as the small Bible at Old Testament
    Showing the mercy instead of punishment
    It is all about understanding the human
    Spirit which was obviously seen with Paul suffering turning it to joy and faith
    Thanks for sharing .. the lent time

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  87. What are the dates for the lesson.

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    • Hi Jim, I’ve reached out to you directly.

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  88. This was a wonderful testimony on the importance of the book of Lamentations! Thank you for sharing it!

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  89. I’m in BSF now, but I also want to do the study of JEREMIAH & LAMENTATIONS

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    • Hi Mary! Lamentations is part of our current BSF study. You will study this book when your class reaches Lesson 27!

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  90. Oh dear, I just read your response to someone else. I still don’t understand how I can determine if my calendar is clear for certain dates if I don’t know the dates. I have selected my class but there were no dates. Thoroughly confused

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    • Hi Grace! I understand your confusion! There are many BSF classes that you could join. First, go to https://join.bsfinternational.org/ and choose “local” to find a class near you or “international” to join an online group. Once you locate classes, you can click “more info” to see the class date and time. Lamentations is part of our ongoing People of the Promise study, but most classes will begin this mini-study in the next few weeks, so there is still time to join. Please let me know if you need more help and I can reach out to you again!

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  91. Looking forward to the study

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  92. I want to join

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  93. A wonderful encouragement to those of us who might be hesitant to begin Lamentations. Many of the books have been hard this year BUT they have also taught us what we are seeing and experiencing is not new. The God of our Fathers is still alive, well, and incharge.

    Thank you!

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    • I agree Lamentations can be encouraging though its lamenting. It also teaches us the hard results of disobedience. Can’t imagine being so hungry I would eat my offspring, however that is what happen when Jerusalem was under attack.

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  94. Looking forward to study with BSF again. I am thankful and blessed I am able to do this online.
    My physical position requires this at the present.

    GOD IS LOVE

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  95. When does this study begin?

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    • Hi Bonnie! The Lamentations study is a part of our current BSF study, People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided, Lesson 27. BSF classes begin studying at a variety of times during the year depending on location and type of class. You can find a class near you at join.bsfinternational.org or you can study with us using our sample mini-study of Jeremiah/Lamentations at https://www.bsfinternational.org/trybsf/jeremiah-and-lamentations/ (covers lesson 25-27 of the current study). Thank you!

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  96. This is wonderful-I have jumped around in Lamentations looking up short verses of scripture to read for various studies. I sense It would be so rewarding to slow down, start at chapter one, and stay awhile.

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  97. Thank you for these clarifications on why it’s so important to study this book. I look forward to digging in and gaining insight to the purpose and richness offered in Lamentations.

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  98. Looking forward to starting on this book. Thank you BSF, you have changed my life as the Bible has revealed to me what God wants me to be.

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  99. Excellent! What an encouragement to read and study this book – so real to our lives. Thank you!

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  100. when does this start? and is it online in summer break

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    • Hi Roger! BSF classes begin at various dates during the year depending on your geographic location. Currently, BSF is studying People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided and many classes will be studying Lamentations in the next two weeks, especially within the United States. You can find a class near you or online at https://join.bsfinternational.org/ or you can try BSF with a sample study on Jeremiah and Lamentations here: https://www.bsfinternational.org/trybsf/jeremiah-and-lamentations/.

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