THROUGH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOD’S SUPREME POWER,
I HUMBLY ASK HIM TO HELP ME CHANGE MY SINFUL HABITS AND ATTITUDES.
Don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this. Proverbs 3:11-12
Sometimes it’s difficult for us to know when God has been disciplining us. It’s until we look back on the situation later we recognize what He was doing and why. When we rebel against God and refuse to repent when identifies sin in our lives, he may use guilt, crises, or bad experiences to bring us back to Him.
Discipline means “to teach and to train.” When we think of God disciplining us it can sounds negative to many of us because some disciplinarians are not loving. He, however, is the source of all love. He doesn’t punish us because He enjoys inflicting pain on us but because he is deeply concerned about us and our well being. He knows that in order to become morally strong and good, we must learn the difference between right and wrong. God’s loving discipline enables us to do that.