Life is tough, life isn’t fair and we all know it. We also know a good parent disciplines. While we love our children, we want them to be productive and high-quality contributors to society. It will never happen by putting them in bubble wrap, giving them all they want, and never telling them “no.”
God is our heavenly father. How can we grow if we are never challenged or disciplined for our wrongdoings? 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Understand this is never going to be a perfectly easy ride; we were never promised that. But, we instead understand God is shaping us, we witness through our challenges. Let’s be thankful for our challenges and discipline, he is busy making us better children.