Becoming a parent myself has helped to understand a lot of things when it comes to parent and child reletionships.
It’s difficult sometimes as a child to understand when you do something wrong and your mum tells you that she loves you, but you still have to pay the consequences of your behaviour. It was confusing hearing my father saying that he would not allow me to go to my friend’s home today, but I could go tomorrow. My attitude had prevented me.
God, also, a loving father himself makes us ‘face the music’ we have chosen to play. His love remains and he never leaves us, never forsakes us, still His word prevails always. But when we walk not on his path, when we choose to ignore his principles, then we are confronted with our choices.
The good thing remains that God is with us and through Christ, we will never be lost and left to our own devices for long. Holy Spirit guides us and enable us to do his will.