2 Corinthians 2: 9 For this is why I wrote, to know your proven character, whether you were obedient in everything.
“Beloved child, obedience to proper authority is very pleasing to me. Know that even if you disagree, if your are obedient, I will make all things work to your advantage. Do not be afraid. Do not be dismayed or despondent, but with great hope continue on the path chosen for you from all eternity. What seem to you to be enormous obstacles are tiny specs to me, barely noticeable. Then be at peace, dear one. I am with you and I love you.”
Heavenly Father, how unimaginable is your tender care for your beloved children! Lord, do not look upon our sins and failings, but in spite of them grant that your will may be accomplished in us to your glory in all ways and times, through Jesus your well-beloved Son who was obedient unto death, death on a cross. Jesus I trust in you! Amen.