Sometimes, when they are older and can understand what the meaning of “NO” really is they still want to go after that which they shouldn’t, so we let them; only to their amazement it wasn’t what they thought it was. Maybe there was candy that they thought was sweet, but it really wasn’t candy; it was only disguised as candy and then when they eat it they find that it was the most bitter, horrible tasting thing they ever could have put into their mouths. They learned, but they learned the hard way. This is how we are with God. You see we want what we want and we want it NOW! And, even though HE (Daddy) is telling us “NO” He allows us to go through because of our constant nagging only to later end up at the “I should have listened” stage. We have to learn to trust God and know that HE knows what is best for us. We have to learn to be obedient in order to save heartache and heartbreak down the line. We can’t continue to do what is wrong and then wonder why we are being chastised. He chastises us just as we do our own children. Why? Simple, because He loves us.
Blessings, Lady Monica
Hebrews 12:6 “For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child."