#19 Aubrey Sampson on Developing the Language and Faith to Lament

We talk about pain, suffering and lament and where to find hope in this episode with Aubrey Sampson. If you feel like you’re praying to the ceiling fan or can’t find God, then this episode is for you. This is a rich conversation that will help you develop a vocabulary for pain and lament. If you’ve lost someone, are disappointed, have chronic pain, or know someone who does, please have a listen.

Aubrey is a church planter and the director of discipleship and equipping at Renewal Church, the author of The Louder Song and Overcomer. A member of the Redbud Writers Guild, Aubrey also contributes to Propel Women. She is a speaker, preacher, wife, and mama of three boys.


Aubrey’s book, The Louder Song: https://amzn.to/2liGhjU

Aubrey’s book, Overcomer: https://amzn.to/2mLFsQU

Aubrey’s website: www.aubreysampson.com

Book Aubrey to speak: http://www.aubreysampson.com/speaking-2/


“If it weren't for the biblical language of lament, I don’t know if I’d be walking with God right now.” @aubsamp on @aahales’ #FindingHolyPodcast https://tinyurl.com/y3fq4p8k

“I’m good with pain…but I couldn’t handle my own pain,” @aubsamp on #lament on the #findingholypodcast with @aahales https://tinyurl.com/y3fq4p8k

‘Knowing we actually have permission to talk to God in anger, and grief and suffering…” @aubsamp with @aahales on #findingholypodcast https://tinyurl.com/y3fq4p8k

”Let’s make some intentional appointments to allow for our suffering and lament in the church.” Listen to @aubsamp on #lament in the church with @aahales on #findingholypodcast https://tinyurl.com/y3fq4p8k

““How” is one of those big questions of lament and it’s kind of an accusation against God….and we can eventually get to the “Yet’s”. https://tinyurl.com/y3fq4p8k


Ekah is the Hebrew word for “how.” Hows start our journeys of of lament.

Grab a journal (or the back of a receipt!) and simply list your “how’s”: How long do we need to wait for a child? How could you let this happen? How could he lose his job? How could she betray my friendship?

Imagine God holding these. God may not answer specifically, but he will meet you with his presence. He will meet you in the how’s.

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A LITTLE SOMETHING SPECIAL! Join Aubrey and Ashley on Instagram LIVE Thursday, October 3 at 8:30am Pacific to talk about God, pain, and the Enneagram and you could win a FREE BOOK! Follow Ashley at instagram and we’ll see you Thursday!