I'm really only strong because I am so weak.
I'm really only so confident because I'm secretly insecure.
I'm really only a cynic because I was such a strong optimist.
I'm really only loving because I've had my heart broken.
Through all of this, I'm learning that just because our God gives us grace doesn't mean we escape discipline. When God disciplines us, our punishment is His grace shown to us in tangible form. What a privilege it is to be able to say that our God loves us enough to give us a spanking when we need it! His discipline is proof of His great love for us.