This is more like a twitter post, but since I do not twit, I have said it here instead.
There is absolutely nothing, and I mean nothing, that brings us closer and deepens our appreciation, love and satisfaction than being given a view of God's utter and complete sovereignty in all things that do happen.
And it is indeed a mighty blessing to know and feel the goodness and severity of our God, even when it hurts and we feel like the lowest of the lowly and even in the depths of despair.
For whom the Lord loves, HE CHASTENS......
(Pro 3:12) for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.
(Heb 12:6) For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."