The LORD is good to those whose hope
is in him, to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.
Let him sit alone in silence,
for the LORD has laid it on him,
Let him bury his face in the dust--
there may yet be hope.
Let him offer his cheek to one
who would strike him,
and let him be filled with disgrace.
For men are not cast off
by the LORD forever.
Though he brings grief, he will
show compassion, so great is his
unfailing love. For he does not
willingly bring affliction
or grief to the children of men.
Lamentations 3:25-33 NIV