God comforts a father when he must discipline his loved ones
When you have to discipline your children, you as a parent must bear the responsibility, no matter how painful, because in the long run providing discipline is the best way your child will learn how to behave and mature into a responsible adult.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
As difficult as it is to punish your children, they need correction and direction as they are growing up. Do not hesitate to correct your children when they do something that you know is wrong. As they mature and become adults, your children will thank you for showing them how they should act and talk.
My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; Neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye.
Excerpts from God’s Gift for Fathers, written by Jack Countryman