“To cry is human, but to lament is Christian”

Mark Vroegop

The Journey

Daring to Hope is a five-part journey that follows the words and cries of some of the Bible’s most famous individual laments. Journeying deeply into the Psalms and various other biblical passages, to encounter and practically explore what lament is and how we too can lament, through the four elements present in passages such as Psalm 13:

  • Turning to God
  • Permission to protest/complain
  • Boldly crying out: “HELP”
  • Daring to (Trust) Hope

The Purpose

People across Northern Ireland and beyond are often facing an avalanche of psychological, emotional, and spiritual pain as they journey through life.

Carrying wounds, tears, doubts, pains, and sorrow, perhaps because of our nation’s troubled past, or due to the impact of COVID-19, or for myriad of other unique and personal reasons, nothing can simply be swept away or ignored.

People need to be given time and space to acknowledge all that they have endured. It is up to the Church and organisations like Bible Society NI, to journey alongside these people, providing the means by which they can navigate their way towards the help and hope of Jesus.

This is what Daring to Hope: Experiencing the Grace of Lament is all about.

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.

If you are a church leader, or a small group leader, or someone passionate about Bible engagement or pastoral care then we want to encourage you to make use of this resource.

(Re)Discover the Grace of Lament with your church.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

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