Life is a training session
My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when He corrects you. For the LORD corrects those He loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom He delights.— Proverbs 3:11-12 NLT
Life presents difficulties. We can see in the Bible that on occasion the Lord sends afflictions to get the attention of the people when they won’t listen; mostly, however, He allows and uses difficult situations to challenge us — and grow us.
O Lord God, thank You for Your merciful love.
When I sense the enemy pressing in, I know You are there.
It is another training session, to test how I will respond.
Help me to grow in faith and trust,
to hold on to the fact of Your Fatherly goodness,
and to experience Your love even if it comes in a corrective way.
Thank You for Jesus in whom I pray. Amen.