God has been teaching me a lot about lament lately. Lament is an expression of desperate discontent with the way things are in relation to how they should be. In order to lament appropriately, I must understand and connect with the heart of God in order that I might know how things should be. I must understand the creator of all things, including myself, and respond with destitution of spirit. Then I can truly pour out my heart to the one who knows me better than myself.