DON’T EVER WANT GOD’S CORRECTION IN ANGER
I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own.
We are not able to plan our own course.
So correct me, LORD, but please be gentle.
Do not correct me in anger, for I would die.
— Jeremiah 10:23-24 NLT
Both methods of correction come from God, gentle or in anger. Yet, we don’t want to hear of God’s correction in anger.
We’ll sit and listen as we are told, taught and preached of “God is Love” and His gentle ways of correction.
But, when God’s righteous anger is taught or felt, questions form in our hearts. Why me? Doesn’t God love me? Doesn’t He care how much it hurts?
His tough corrections seem uncaring, unloving and unbearable. We then want to flee from God. If you are a parent, you understand the need of tough love. God does as well.
When the hard, painful and challenging discipline of God comes, it’s only to correct our rooted, stubborn, and corruptive ways.
For these deep, seeded habits lead us away:
from producing the fruits of the Spirit,
from those who love and care about us,
from the gentle discipline of God.
It’s actually leading us to the cliff of self distrution because we have been deceived.
Others suffer from our ungodliness, is not only self. Those who are the closest to us, who’s God’s love is been sent through, our children, our spouce, our parents, our friends will also be hurting. But that heartache comes from our distance from God.
Ultimately, the realtionship with our Lord becomes foreign. We then become foreigners among our own family, friends and the family of God.
When you feel the hard discipline of God, run to him, ask for his forgiveness and for his gentle ways of correction.
Go to your family ask them to forgive you and help you to be restore physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Be among people of the faith and ask for their council as God restores you.
He truly loves you, or he wouldn’t pursue you and correct you in His righteous anger.
Once you are no longer are a foreigner in your own home, watch how God’s blessings began to bloom around you and around your family.
Then you will understand how the joy of the Lord becomes your strength. God will turn your stubbornness to firmness in Him. Your sorrow to joy. Your troubles to blessings.
When you face disceptions again, you will see their true form, thiefs. For they come to steal, kill and destroy.
God’s discipline does come in a gentle touch and in a strong, yet firm hand, because he does care for His own.