Throughout life, we are judged and disciplined by God. God is not punishing us, but challenging us to grow and to draw closer to Him. Through God's guiding discipline, we can become better than we were before. We can grow in God, grow in faith, and be reassured that we are saved!
God's judgment and discipline along with the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, saves us from condemnation and gives us a new life. Be thankful! Embrace it and live for Him!
Thank You for Your gift of salvation through Your Son. Thank You for continuing to discipline and guide me so that I can live a better life for You. Help me to heed Your discipline and be nearer to You. Through Jesus, my salvation, I pray, amen.