Psalms of Lament allow us, along with the Psalmist, to cry out to God in the midst of despair, sorrow, trouble, frustration and anger. The Psalms of Lament give us words to express our feelings before God. They do not always end in hope. They often fail to provide answers. But they give us words to use and prayers to say when we need them. They provide a way for us to seek God in the midst of the darkness in our lives.