I laid upon my bed one night
Asking my Father why
Why so many things were going wrong
Why did I have to cry
He told me that He loved me
And even loved me more
He said that I needed chastening
‘Tis I, that He adores
To be disciplined is not to be punished by God. Rather, an act of discipline is an act of love from God and for God to have us go down the right path. God gives us unconditional love over and over again, no matter how many times we make countless mistakes. He wants us to align ourselves so that we are not straying away from what is seen as good in His eyes. If God really loves us, He is willing to constantly correcting us for our sake. And that is what He has always been doing. When He is blessing us, we are put in a position where we are receiving His love. Deuteronomy 8:5 states:
“So, know in your heart that just as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.”
Just as how any parent would discipline their child, God – as the ultimate Father figure and disciplinarian of them all – disciplines us, His children. The teachings and word of God are sacred but very essential to our lives. Therefore, it is important to apply what He teaches us and keep His word throughout our lifetime.
May God Bless You All.