lamentations is such a quirky little book. i happened upon it last night and it fitted my mood so wholly it was as though God was saying "yes lis can be poohy but hope- there is always a ray of hope and that is because God is in control and His mercy and love are forever.
the writter says . ALL hope is lost but then says ' there is just a ray because I know God.
No matter what God wants us to turn to Him and if we think suffering is punishment then take it and turn with an open heart to learn. if we think suffering is just worldly then life the life your able and turn to God to accomlish more then you could.
The verse which stuck out for me was Lamentations 3:21
There is one ray of hope -his compassion lasts forever.