As you live your life as a child of God, you can know that there are going to be times when God is going to correct you. If you are walking in a way that is unworthy of the Lord, you may hear the still, small voice of God leading you back. As you read the Scriptures, you’ll find reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness, or the Lord may issue correction in a situation or trial. In these moments, the proper response, if you are wise, is to respond to His correction as a good thing.
Remember, God is not beating you down. Jesus was bruised in your place. He disciplines you because He loves you. It’s for your protection, not your rejection, because Jesus was forsaken in your place. Jesus was pierced, crushed, and wounded, taking our punishment so that we might be in this place where we are so loved by our Heavenly Father that He would correct us when we go astray. “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1
Pastor Doug Hardin