I’m thankful that I can trust in God day by day. In Hebrews 12 it talks about correction from God. Honestly, I really don’t want to go through that. But step by step and day by day I walk by faith and not by sight. Jesus promised in this world we will have tribulation but He also told us to be of good cheer because He has already overcome the world. So I rest in that important promise. But this is also good to know, when God corrects us He is putting us with the huge crowd of people we read about all through the Bible that have been highlighted in Hebrews 11. I admire many of those people and even though they had imprefections God has used their examples for a few thousand years! Wow!

Hebrews 12:

And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said,

“My child, don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline,
    and don’t give up when he corrects you.
For the Lord disciplines those he loves,
    and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”

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? If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all. Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?

10 For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness. 11 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.

12 So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. 13 Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong.


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