“The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth.
Let him sit alone and keep silent, because God has laid it on him;
Let him put his mouth in the dust—There may yet be hope.
Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him, and be full of reproach.” Lamentations 3:25-27 (NKJV)
In the midst of Jeremiah’s lamenting we read many encouraging words from the prophet. The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, and that does not mean in the sense of doing nothing; but busily going about the task we have to do, being obedient to His everlasting word and His Son.
It is also good that when we are being disciplined or should I say chastised we must be humble under the hand that is “striking” us. Our faces in the times of repentance needs to be in the dirt. O how the heart of the child of God ought to mourn over our own sin; then, when we mourn over our own, we will be fit to mourn the sin of others.
Some verses for further thought…
Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan gwithin ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:23
…So that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:7-8
…And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. 1 Thessalonians 1:10