“The joy of our hearts has ceased; our dancing has been turned to mourning… Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old” (Lamentations 5:15, 21 ESV)

Jeremiah lamented over the fall of Jerusalem and the dire condition of his people. He described their hunger and homelessness, but most of all their spiritual brokenness. He lifted his lament up to the Lord that He might show them mercy and “restore” them. Where do you put your grief and pain when a time of mourning comes your way? Jeremiah knew how to give it to the Lord and ask for renewal and restoration. Cry out to the One who can turn your mourning into dancing again!