I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. Psalm 119:75
As a child does not always understand why a parent corrects and disciplines, so we often do not understand why God corrects and afflicts us; but we trust that our loving heavenly Father afflicts us for our good — that we might look to Him and His Word, repent of our erring ways and trust in Christ Jesus, our Savior.
O gracious heavenly Father, afflict me as You see fit that I might hold fast to You and to Your Word and continue in the true and saving faith. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]