Flowers of Grass
Lament in the Bible is a response to the reality of suffering in life. The hope of lament is that God will respond to our suffering. Lament is an act of protest, as the poet is allowed to express indignation and even outrage about the experience of suffering. Biblical lamentation poetry communicates with God and ultimately petitions him for help in the midst of pain and suffering. In that outcry, there is hope and even the manifestation of praise.