Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD.
O Lord, how blessed I am when you discipline me. But I don’t always see it this way. Sometimes I don’t want to change; I don’t want to go through what it takes to grow stronger in my faith; I don’t want to be humbled so that my sinful pride is squashed. And so sometimes I get angry when you discipline me. Forgive me for failing to accept your discipline and to see your loving hand behind it. Through discipline you’re teaching and training me for further works of service in your kingdom. Therefore, help me look at discipline not as a burden, but an opportunity to grow. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.