“For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love” Lamentations 3:31-32 (ESV)
There are times when God allows us to be disciplined, even harshly, but He never forsakes His own. We may get out of fellowship with Him, usually because we asked for it, but never without His distant watch, while we have opportunity to get our heart right. Though these circumstances seem painful at the time we must know that God has promised that we will not endure that grief forever. He will rush in with open arms when we humbly seek Him again.
Let’s pray today to trust in our God’s wisdom of allowing us to endure His discipline.