2 Corinthians 7:8-10
If I caused you pain by my letter, I do not regret it. Even if I did regret it before—for I do see that that letter did distress you, though only for a short time— now I rejoice not because you were pained, but because the pain led you to turn back to God. For you handled the pain in God’s way, so that you were not harmed by us at all. Pain handled in God’s way produces a turning from sin to God which leads to salvation, and there is nothing to regret in that! But pain handled in the world’s way produces only death.
Correction when we are doing wrong is painful, but necessary if we are to learn and grow from it. Sha’ul tells us, just like the psalmist before him, we are to praise God and be thankful for the correction because the pain last only a short time as we refocus on Adonai and His Kingdom. Abba, thank You for Your course corrections in my life. I know I can be stubborn as a mule and full of myself when in the middle of a painful time but let me always see what Your hand in it is and accept the correction. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, Amen.

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