Lamentations 3:21-31 RSV

21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.
24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."
25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
28 Let him sit alone in silence when he has laid it on him;
29 let him put his mouth in the dust--there may yet be hope;
30 let him give his cheek to the smiter, and be filled with insults.
31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever,