Beating Burnout // Week #2

August 7, 2022

Beating Burnout-Lament August 7, 2022

Burnout often leads to bad decisions, bruised relationships, and broken boundaries.

Today’s Key Idea:
● Battling burnout happens when we learn to ____________.
○ Lament is a passionate expression of grief or sorrow.
○ To cry is what it means to be human but to lament is what it means to be a Jesus follower.

How do you lament?
1. ____________ to God.
2. Bring your ____________.
3. Ask for ____________.
4. Choose to ____________.

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must Iwrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph overme? Look on me and answer, Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death, 4 and my enemy willsay, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall. But I trust in your unfailing love; my heartrejoices in your salvation. 6 I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me. Psalms 13:1-6

“Laments turn toward God when sorrow tempts you to run from him.” Mark Vroegop

“We can say that a complaint is an accusation against God that maligns His character, but a lament is an appealto God based on confidence in His character.” Glenn Packiam

Lament prayers take faith. Talking to God instead of getting sinfully angry or embittered requires biblicalconviction. Laying out the messy struggles of your soul and then asking — again and again — for God to help yourequires a solid theological mooring. Laments turn toward God when sorrow tempts you to run from him. Mark Vroegop

What’s next? Today’s application:
1. ____________ the laments.
2. ____________ your lament.
3. ____________ ____________ to lament.

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