The Lord Will Not Cast Off Forever
"The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke of his youth.
Let him sit in silence when it is laid on him; let him put his mouth in the dust --- there may yet be hope; let him give his check to the one who strikes, and let him be filled with insults.
For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.
- Lamentations 3:25-33 (ESV)