Sometimes love looks a lot like discipline and often God’s love for us takes the form of discipline! He truly does work all things together for our good and He knows full well that we are wandering sheep that need a bit of redirection every so often. I am sure that all of us would agree that the most valuable and long-lasting lessons we have learned did not come in times of peace and prosperity, but rather when we faced adversity and suffering. As C.S. Lewis put it, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” Thank God He does!