Have you ever felt far from God? Like you’re talking but He’s not listening? I feel this way from time to time. I have a friend (probably many) who feel this way right now. It sucks.

This morning I read Lamentations 3. Verses 22-33 go like this:

22Because 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.

 30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,
       and let him be filled with disgrace.

 31 For men are not cast off
       by the Lord forever.

 32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
       so great is his unfailing love.

 33 For he does not willingly bring affliction
       or grief to the children of men.

When I read this, I feel better. Hopefully you do, too.