Lamentations 3:19-26 (Proper 22)
I remember my woes and wanderings — the wormwood and the gall. Those memories are so clear to me, and they fill me with despair. Yet it is because I remember all this that I have hope.
YHWH’S favor is not exhausted, nor has God’s compassion failed. They rise up anew each morning,
so great is God’s faithfulness. “YHWH is all I have,” I cry. “so I will wait in patience.”
The Most High is good to those who hope in God, to all who seek God’s presence. It is good to wait patiently
for YHWH to set us free.