Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 teaches that life is filled with a variety of seasons. These seasons are not chosen by man. They are ordered by God. These seasons are marked by gain and loss, pain and joy, good and evil. We do not control when these experiences come our way or how long they last. Every season comes from the hand of God and he determines its timetable.
When God orders a season, he provides all that is necessary to navigate it. The Psalms are one such provision. The Psalms gives us wisdom, insight, and voice in every season we encounter. A few years back, I did a project on one particular psalm that equips believers in times of loss and pain. I recently pulled up this project and did some editing on it. Here it is for your encouragement: Psalm 42: Investigating the Down Cast Soul.