The LORD's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Thy faithfulness.
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul,
"Therefore I have hope in Him."
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,
To the person who seeks Him.
It is good that he waits silently
For the salvation of the LORD...
For the Lord will not reject forever,
For if He causes grief,
Then, He will have compassion
According to His abundant lovingkindness.
For He does not afflict willingly,
Or grieve the sons of men...
Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass,
Unless the Lord has commanded it?
(excerpts from Lamentations 3:22-38)