Discipline is the word we use to describe God’s correction of us. Deuteronomy says that God disciplines those who He loves. God disciplines us for our good, so we can share in His holiness. Suffering also comes to us in this fallen world. Not all of it is discipline, but all experiences in life, whether good or bad, give us an opportunity to learn and be transformed into the image of Christ. The promise of God is not to give us an easy life. It is to love us, always be with us, to give us what we need, and to shape us for eternity with Him!