Isn’t it amazing how difficult things can be at times? When one thing happens then it seems like a whole bunch of things happen at times, quite similar to the saying, “When it rains, it pours.” What is worse, when it happens is that we (as human beings) tend to shake our fist in God’s face and blame Him for all the calamities that come our way. Although God allows these things to happen, a lot of times He has to simply to get our attention. We are like little children and our attention wanders from our Saviour’s face quite easily.
One second we will vow to worship and serve the Lord forever then the next second we are selfish monsters, following our own path. Many times the Lord has to discipline so that we will look to Him (once again) and desire to serve Him. To become bitter towards the Lord in the midst of chastisement is to mock the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ loved us enough to die for our sins. Hebrews 12:6 says, “For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.” It later goes on to say that chastening is not pleasant at the time but yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness! Just as we must discipline our children so the Lord must discipline us (a lot) in our Christian walk!
I pray we are desiring to glorify God in every area of life throughout each day!