A complaint is a gripe, pointing out a fault in our estimation, an expression of anger or concern. A lament releases an emotion of mourning that is heard beyond human ears. A complaint often turns into an outburst. A lament is a sorrowful prayer. A lament is a prayer to God.
But here are seven strategies you can try when you hear yourself complaining:
- Step back. Look at the big picture. …
- Look within. Take your complaint seriously. …
- Make a game of it. Wear a bracelet or rubber band on one wrist. …
- Choose the right channel. …
- Air valid concerns. …
- Find the positives. …
- Practice gratitude.
Opposite of expressing dissatisfaction or annoyance about something. rejoice. delight. relish. enjoy.
Lament is defined as to feel loss, sorrow or regret, often expressed in a physical way. An example of lament is to feel sad and cry at a funeral. An example of lament is to wish you would have done something different with your life.
Lament in literture is, a nonnarrative poem expressing deep grief or sorrow over a personal loss. The form developed as part of the oral tradition along with heroic poetry and exists in most languages.
Laments can have seven parts:
- Address to God.
- Review of God’s faithfulness in the past.
- The complaint.
- A confession of sin or claim of innocence.
- A request for help.
- God’s response (often not stated)
- A vow to praise, statement of trust in God.
As nouns the difference between grief and lament is that grief is suffering, hardship while lament is an expression of grief, suffering, or sadness.
Some common synonyms of lament are bemoan, bewail, and deplore. While all these words mean “to express grief or sorrow for something,” lament implies a profound or demonstrative expression of sorrow.
Examples of lament in a sentence
- She lamented (the fact) that she had lost her best friend. = She lamented having lost her best friend. = She lamented the loss of her best friend.
- “I’ve lost my best friend!” she lamented.
Lamentation in the spiritual sense is to surrender to a higher being, and lament (pity) in the physical world is to give up. (EZM)