Lamentations 3

1. I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
2. He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light;
3. indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long.

7. He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains.
8. Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer.

18. So I say, "My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD."
19. I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.
20. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.
21. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
22. Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
23. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
24. I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
25. The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
26. it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
27. It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
28. Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him.
29. Let him bury his face in the dust-- there may yet be hope.