Who wants to be chastened? Yet, we know that it does good. This is true when we are growing up, but also as adult disciples of Christ, for the Bible says,
“But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons” (Hebrews 12:8).
Therefore, do not see the rough times in life as God’s abandonment, but use those things to think about your life and do what needs to be done to make yourself a better disciple of Christ.