– Many psalms cry out to God, many complain. Most, though, have a resolution, or a note of hope. Psalm 88 does not. The author is crying out to God, asking God for more help, seeing that God is the cause of all the problems in his life. And the psalm ends with no resolution, no hope. We know that God is loving and kind and always works for our best, even if it is hard. We know that life is hard and that there is sin in the world and that things will happen to us that are not a part of God’s plan (sin). Yet this psalm reminds us that sometimes it just feels like there is no resolution coming, there is no hope. The Bible understands that feeling; God validates that feeling. It is ok to feel that – and yet remember that God is always loving, always near, even when our hearts feel empty.