For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
If we belong to God, He will “chasten” us, which means He will instruct, discipline, and correct us. His chastening is not designed to discourage us but to cultivate Christian character and to drive out evil from us. The fact to remember – God only chastens those who belong to Him.