The Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastens everyone He accepts as His child.“ Hebrews 12:6
This means when He disciplines us, He’s treating us as His children, and expressing His love for us. His divine purpose is always for our highest good, in keeping with the plans He has for us. Our Father’s nature is loving, compassionate and generous. As the perfect Father, He couldn’t bring any discipline into our lives that wouldn’t be for our ultimate benefit. These times can be hard, sometimes overwhelming. We may even feel abandoned and despondent. Child of God, do not despise the Lord’s discipline. His hand of love is leading you to a place of closeness to Him. He is refining you, burning off the dross in you, so He could see more of His Son in you.