Hebrews 12:5-6 ” And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: ‘My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you, because He disciplines those He loves, and He punishes everyone He accepts as a son.’ “

For many of us, we have been enduring the hardships of social distancing and mandatory self-isolation for several weeks now.   We are struggling against loneliness, persevering against boredom, and attempting to quell the growing frustration inside.  The verses today talk about discipline, suffering, and correction the Lord ordains for the moral and spiritual nurturing of His children, and that it is always designed for their good.  So how then can we look at this unique time in our lives in a favorable light not a negative one?  It can start by simply asking God, “What do You want to teach me during this time, and how can I most benefit from it?”   The other thing to remember is  – don’t despise the Lord’s discipline and don’t resent His correction, (Proverbs 3:11-12) and you will come out on the other side of this as a more positive, hopeful, and encouraged person.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.