Isaiah 55:8-9 says: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
So often we want to question God on what He is doing in our lives. It doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to us during times of trial, in particular, but also sometimes in times of blessing... We have a hard time believing that all this is for our good or that we are indeed worth it!
What I have discovered about God is that He really does know what is best for me, and even when I am in discomfort, He's going to see me through it and I will be stronger for it.
He will correct me when I'm wrong - conviction NOT condemnation. And honestly, while I don't like it sometimes, I'm grateful that my Heavenly Father loves me enough to do it!
He is indeed my refuge and when I stick closely, I find the words in Isaiah 40:31 so true!! It says "But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint."
God's rebuke of us is always for our good and it leads to greater freedom each and every time!!!