We naturally want to be right all of the time. But the reality is, we sometimes need correction. But we tend to resist it with self-justification or efforts to sidestep the consequences. We do this because correction stings. But God calls us to look at correction as an act of love. It may not remove all of the stings, but it will heal the wound of correction more quickly as we embrace its purpose.
And we pray:
Thank You, God, for meeting me where I am. Even in the midst of my mess and failures, You are there. And thank You for Loving me enough to not leave me in my mess, but to direct me in Your ways. It’s humbling and sometimes painful to accept Your correction, so help me to trust in Your Love so that I may be receptive to Your intervention. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.