The writer of Lamentations has lived through a time where God's people have been carried off into exile from rebellion and disobedience against God. The reality is God loves us so much that He disciplines us just as a Father disciplines his children. The book of Lamentations is about a person who has lived through this rebellion and God allowing His people to be carried off after refusing to listen for so long and this person longs to see God's people restored to where they were. Most think the book of Lamentations is a book of morning, but it is a book of hope.