Do not despise the chastening of the Lord

“My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor detest His correction; For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:11-12‬ ‭NKJV‬

Because our Father in Heaven loves us He disciplines and corrects us. For us to truly grow and mature we must be pruned. This can be a painful process at times. But as we learn and grow in maturity we understand the workings of the Lord and understand the trials we face are actually for our good and not our harm. 

God desires to build deep intimacy with us and this only comes as we learn to trust Him. We only learn to trust Him in greater ways as we are challenged and our faith is stretched more and more. 

Again this can be a painful process and at times it can almost seem like God has abandoned us. Much like a mother bird who pushes the baby out of the nest to teach it to fly. I am sure in the mind of that bird that great fear grips it’s heart as it falls to the earth. But once it opens its wings and begins to fly their life takes on a whole new demension. 

The same is true for us. Until we are tested and place in a situation where we stand solely on faith we fail to understand all we have and who we truly are. Understand today that if you are being tested in greater ways understand that God is simply taking you to a greater and deeper place. He has so much He desires to show and reveal to you. Simply trust Him and understand that it is simply part of the journey we call faith in Christ. 

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