Chastening

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Help me Lord,
to forbear
your chastening,
knowing my place is to listen,
to work out those
rough spots of
rebelliousness
and pride.
So soon after forgiveness
I run headlong into
a new misadventure or error,
all the while taking credit
for my redeemed character.
When You hold a mirror before me, Lord,
with the other hand give me strength
to really see what it reflects,
and not color it unduly
with my own interpretation.
These lessons are best learned
sooner…

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2 thoughts on “Chastening

  1. I was just thinking today of the verse that goes something like, “The Lord loves those He disciplines.” In the world today, parents are so skittish about chastening, afraid of it being abusive. Few parents exercise healthy discipline in the Spirit of the Lord.

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