It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons.
For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
It has become quite evident that God uses my children to discipline me. I find myself addressing the same character traits in my boys that I need to work on myself: patience, love, self-control (to name a few). It is true that children learn by example. I am thankful for God’s grace and mercy, and I pray that I can show my children that same grace and mercy.