"Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me... but unto Thee have I cried, O LORD" (Psalm 88:8,13). "My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: for whom the LORD loveth He correcteth" (Proverb 3:11,12). "O LORD, how long shall I cry?" (Habakkuk 1:2). "Peter saith unto Him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with Me" (John 13:8).
The Lord's correction has a reason
That's governed by unceasing love.
If I am lonely for a season,
I lift my prayer to God above.
The Lord has called me to be wise
And not be weary of correction.
I would not foolishly despise
His faithful work in my perfection.
If I should cry, "O Lord, how long?"
The answer quickly then arrives.
My Savior's timing is not wrong;
His hand both chastens and revives.
O Lord, as Peter saw how great
His need of washing was from You,
You're teaching me to likewise wait,
And not be weary as I do.