More than 40% of the Psalms are psalms of lament. When people lament, it means they express sorrow, grief, regret, mourning, or even hatred or anger. We don’t like these feelings and often seek to distance ourselves from them as fast as possible. But this doesn’t seem to be the advice of scripture. As we look at Psalm 126 today, we will begin to understand why. The irony is that the faster we run from helpful lament, the less joy and peace we experience.