Wounded by your Savior? Now, that’s hard to imagine. It’s difficult to digest the idea that God would be the cause of any type of pain or suffering. Children also face this dilemma as their parents discipline them.
God has a clear purpose for the discipline he brings. His plan is to change us for the better. He is altering our behavior, attitudes, and inner resolve. He had a better plan for us.
“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal” (Job 5:17-18).
We are to see the hand of God that heals and binds up our wounds. We’ve got to trust that what we are experiencing will be used for our Good.
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