Recently a bible study group I'm a part of was pondering what it means for a loving parent to discipline (train) their child through hardship; unpleasant hardship. Such training, Hebrews assures us, produces a harvest of peace.
The above passage brought to mind the following wonderful excerpt from the book Enduring Divine Absence by Joseph Minich.
Trusting God during seasons of his apparent absence is hard and deeply painful. However, through such seasons we learn to trust that God's apparent absence does not signal a withdrawal of his Fatherly love. Hebrews assures us that this painful tilling will produce a harvest of peace; the peace of a child who has truly and securely learnt to trust that they are loved.
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I'm Steve. Anglican Presbyter, Practical Theology Enthusiast, and Graphic Design Hobbyist in Sydney, Australia