When I was a child; heck, I have said it as a parent…”I discipline you because I love you. If I didn’t care–I would let you roam free and destroy yourself.” So it is with God our father. When we see the world running amok and they seem to be paying no price for their behavior–we as God’s chosen feel like it is not fair. They get away with anything they want. Well God’s response is simply–They are not mine to discipline.
Make no mistake, God does not prevent them from experiencing the effects of their decisions; but, he does not train those he does not love. In our lives, it seems that we are always being pointed back to the Lord. If we sin we are caught, if we fail to follow him, we lose control and are miserable. We try to do life on our own and we mess it up. That is God leading, guiding and directing us into a life that he directs and blesses us. When we follow Him, we experience His blessing and comfort. We see things from an eternal perspective. It is in that place that we really experience God’s love in our lives. Thank you Lord, that you discipline those you love.
God Bless You
Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord,
the one you teach from your law;
13 you grant them relief from days of trouble,
till a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not reject his people;
he will never forsake his inheritance.
15 Judgment will again be founded on righteousness,
and all the upright in heart will follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
17 Unless the Lord had given me help,
I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.