God’s Discipline = Love
God corrects those He loves through adversity, but only after they have missed a whole lot of communication.
Invest time in seeking Him so you can hear His still small voice.
He corrects through hurricanes:
Job 38:1-2 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
He chastens those He loves:
Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Seek Him and build an intimate relationship:
Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
So you will hear His quiet guidance:
1Kings 19:11-13 KJV And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?