Essentially this message looks at the inevitable, but positive place of suffering in our lives. We are to treat it seriously and find God’s strength through it, knowing that God uses it to show His love and that it will bear positive fruit in our lives.
5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?
“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.Hebrews 12:5
6 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.”
11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.