As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.
(Hebrews 12:7, 11 NLT)
I remember the discipline I received from my father as a child. It wasn’t pleasant, but it definitely paid off. As an adult, I’m still being disciplined, this time by my heavenly Father. Even though it’s not something that I look forward to, I must admit that when received submissively, it’s always been wholesome and beneficial. In fact, there are times when I really need it. Of course, I wish I could do without it but that wouldn’t help me become the person God wants me to be. I’m sure that my father didn’t like to discipline me, but if he hadn’t, I would have continued to misbehave. Similarly, if God doesn’t discipline me, I’ll continue to sin. Therefore, the best thing to do is to accept His discipline.
Like any loving father, God disciplines us for our good.