Seasons of great grief and harrowing loss often make me recognize the relative “cheapness” of my profession. The most basic function of a pastor, at the human level, is to put together words in order to comfort or convict. But in times of abject loss, grief, despair, and suffering, words can often feel cheap — wholly deficient at addressing life’s emotional turmoil. What do we do, then, with this grief? David’s cry in Psalm 13 shows us how we can respond.