From Handbook to Wisdom, Day 101 (Promises)
Whenever God disciplines me,
it is for my ultimate good.
Our fathers disciplined us for a little while
as they thought best,
but God disciplines us for our good,
that we may share in His holiness.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful;
later on, however, it produces the peaceable
fruit of righteousness
for those who have been trained by it.
Lord, none of us enjoys the painful school of discipline, but my confidence is in Your good intention to work this experiential teaching for my good so that I will grow in Christ-like character. This brief period of earthly discipline will bring forth the eternal fruit of righteousness. Amen.