(KJV.) HEBREWS 12:11-13
(11) Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless, afterward, it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
(12) Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
(13) And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
OUCH! THAT HURTS!
Believers, at certain points of our lives, we have all been chastened, either by our mortal parental controls or by our immortal heavenly father, (cf. Deuteronomy 8:5); regardless of how one receive chastenings; many times, it is done out of love for the individual who experiences the pressure, chastening is afflicted on souls for different types of reasons, either to discipline, constraint, correct or guide... etc., them to walk in righteousness, after the lesson is learned, they are strengthened, efficient in whatever they learned; therefore, regardless of what may be the sufferings of today, think about the end results, there is a silver lining under the thick clouds to surface after the sufferings is over; guess what! our Father chastens those he loves. (cf. Rev. 3:19); therefore, resist not the father's hand to guide, strengthen and settle you, be patient, persevere with endurance, pray fervently, (cf. Hebrew 12:7): give thanks to him; Jesus is with you always!
Jesus took upon himself all chastenings on his way to the cross, he suffered, died and overcame death with victory; believers are victorious in this world as well; therefore, be patient in sufferings, always lift up eyes unto him, (cf. Psalm 121); belief in him as Lord and Savior, all is well with you now, forever and evermore! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.