The Lord’s discipline is an often -ignored fact of life for believers. We often complain about our circumstances without realizing that they are the consequences of our own sin and are a part of the Lord’s loving and gracious discipline for that sin. This self-centered ignorance can contribute to the formation of habitual sin in a believer’s life, incurring even greater discipline.
Discipline is not to be confused with cold-hearted punishment. The Lord’s discipline is a response of his love for us and his desire for each of us to be holy. “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke because the Lord discipline those he loves, as a father the son he delights in” (Proverb 3:11-12).
God will use testing, trials, and various predicaments to bring us back to himself in repentance The result of His discipline is a stronger faith and renewed relationship with God (James 1:2-4), not to mention destroying the hold of that particular sin had over us.
The Lord’s discipline works for our own good, that he might be glorified with our lives.