TODAY’S MEDITATION – No one can mature spiritually without being corrected by the Lord (Lamentations 3:9-42)

Parents discipline their children to produce right behaviour. In this passage we see that God disciplined Judah to produce right living and genuine worship. My brother, my sister, today you say you are a follower of Christ… and Christ has set principles and teachings for you to live a righteous life. Therefore, you must learn not to complain about the corrective or instructive discipline that is taking place in your new life as a Christian. Instead, have a teachable mind, be flexible to let the Spirit of God work in you and learn from every corrections you get because before God, no matter your age or your time and experience with Christ, you remain a child!
Now, knowing that only Christ is perfect, you should trust God and be willing to change, for His change is meant to make you look a bit more like Christ everyday. Besides, this change is necessary for the Lord to use you mightily, bless you the way He wants you to be blessed as His correction will only bring about the kind of behaviour in your life that pleases Him, by increasing your faith, which will make you to be able to move mountains; by helping you to live according to His perfect will, which will help you to avoid making many mistakes or suffer delays in your projects and hopes.
Anyway, know that wandering away from the Lord can only bring affliction and sorrows, and that will require more corrections from the Lord before anything else happens in your life or before you continue your walk with Him. The Lord wants you to learn to be faithful to Him in a way that no matter what happens to you, good or bad events, it would not make you wander off His presence. In the contrary, you should draw nearer Him, accept to be corrected by Him, for it is only for your own good that He will correct you for “the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son” (Hebrews 12:6) So, my friend, rejoice that your Father in Heaven disciplines you! Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.