Read: Hebrews 12:3-11

A skilled doctor was going to operate the ear of his patient when he told the patient, “I may hurt you, but I will not injure you.”

Likewise, in dealing with us, our heavenly Father may inflict pain, but we can be confident that whatever He does is for our good. As He disciplines us, He may use the chastening rod, but it will always be administered in love. He will never abuse His children. He will give the tender correction that we need. Heb. 12:11 says, “Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” God has a wonderful plan for the life of every believer, and He designs many different methods of fulfilling it. We may see only part of that divine blueprint and ask, “Why this hurting experience, this financial loss, this bodily weakness, this trying situation?” With regard to the doctor operating his patient, the patient should realise that the pain is part of the process of removing the unhealthy area and is necessary if healing is to take place.

Child of God, be assured and comforted that the chastening you are experiencing comes with the Father’s care. All of His purposes for you are good. His moments of disciplining may hurt you, but they are for your blessing.

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