Humbled by God 23 Aug 2020
2 Chron 6:26+27 'When the heavens are shut and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray in this place and praise your name and, having been humbled by you, desist from their sin, 27 then listen from heaven and forgive the sin of your servant and of your people Israel -- for you are constantly showing them the good way which they must follow -- and send rain on your country, which you have given to your people as their heritage.
By times and because I am a little bit stubborn, I need to be humbled. And by times, that happens. Of course it hurts. It is not (necessarily) that the one who hurts me is wrong. The person may be somewhat unfriendly; the person may have some fault himself. It does not matter. I need to accept my humiliation. There are aspects where I cause trouble for the people around me. That does not mean that I am bad person. It means that I could use some form of correction, which I can not receive in other ways.
Yes, it hurts. I am willing to accept it. I can see the caring hand of God in it.