October 9th – Proverbs 3:12

Proverbs 3:12

No one likes discipline. And as Christians, when going through trials, the last thing we want hear is that we should rejoice. We are told to be happy because God only disciplines those who belong to Him. But in the middle of sorrows, those words can feel like salt in the wound. Because when we’re hurting, we want healing not instruction. But the truth is if God didn’t care, He would let us run headfirst after our sin with no consequences. He would turn a blind eye to the hurtful, devastating consequences sin causes us to suffer. Yet due to His deep, never ending love for His children, God steps in. Because our Father wants to live our best lives, He uses discipline to protect, correct, and instruct us. For as Hebrews 12:6 tells us, “the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and chastises every son whom He receives.” So yes we can rejoice during discipline because it proves we belong to God!