A persuasive case for restoring the biblical language of lament in the church and in the lives of believers. How do believers live out faith in prolonged seasons of pain and loss? How can we live with God when it hurts - and continues to hurt? Drawing from his own daily struggle with chronic pain and years of reading and teaching the Psalms, Pemberton leads readers on a quest to recover a lost ancient resource for people of faith - the language of lament. This rich volume calls attention to the loss of lament in our churches, what this loss is costing us, and what might happen if we spoke and prayed the full spectrum of biblical faith languages.