When you’re down and out, look up your head and shout, there’s gonna be a great day

Absolutely. Or read the Book of Job, as excerpted for today’s first reading:

Reading 1 Job 19:21-27
Job said [blaming God]:

Pity me, pity me, O you my friends,
for the hand of God has struck me!
Why do you hound me as though you were divine,
and insatiably prey upon me?

But recovering with the great lesson which he introduces as something always to remember:

Oh, would that my words were written down!
Would that they were inscribed in a record:
That with an iron chisel and with lead
they were cut in the rock forever!

That said, his act of faith:

But as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives,
and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust;
Whom I myself shall see:
my own eyes, not another’s, shall behold him,
And from my flesh I shall see God;
my inmost being is consumed with longing.

Now there’s a close, “consumed with longing,” looking ahead to the great vindication and seeing God as he is.

via Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi

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