If someone is making decisions that lead to death, one way to help that person is to help them make decisions that lead to life. Sometimes the only way that this can occur is to discipline them. God would not be Who He Is if He did not try to help you. 


Is the way you are feeling towards God and other people leading to life (complete positive emotion) or death (the absence of positive emotion)? 

Proverbs 10:17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

One of the reason(s) I have struggled in life is because I have misrepresented God in my heart.  

  God wants to help restore you.. Jeremiah 31:18   Restore me, and I will return, because you are the Lord my God.

It can be a bit hard to want to return to Someone you may have imagined doesn't want you.. So one of the ways to help you respond to discipline is to help you know the truth about God   

Hebrews 12:10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 

He wants to help you turn back to Him for not other reason than for your good.   He values nothing more than He values you. 

Revelation 3:19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.

Deuteronomy 4:36 From heaven he made you hear his voice to discipline you. On earth he showed you his great fire, and you heard his words from out of the fire.

Deuteronomy 8:5  Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.

Job 5:17 Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord, the one you teach from your law;

Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke,

Proverbs 3:12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

Proverbs 5:23 For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly.

Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 13:18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.

Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Proverbs 15:5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

Proverbs 15:10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.

Proverbs 15:32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.

Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.

Jeremiah 17:23 Yet they did not listen or pay attention; they were stiff-necked and would not listen or respond to discipline.

Jeremiah 5:3 Lord, do not your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain; you crushed them, but they refused correction. They made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent.

John 15: 1-2 

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

1 Corinthians 11:32 Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.

Hebrews 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?