The LORD corrects those he loves,
as parents correct a child of whom they are proud.
(Proverbs 3:12 GNT)
God loves you. That's it. You are not here on this planet to be accepted. You are here to accept others and bless others with the love of Your Father.
Fatherless children do not have a father to correct them. As believers, many of us live as if we are fatherless. If we take God seriously, we need to submit to His word and be open to His correction.
Earthly fathers correct us imperfectly, but God corrects us perfectly. Our heavenly Father corrects us only for our blessing - He loves you! When our heavenly Father corrects us, it is for our own good in order to be a blessing to others, and never to cause us harm.
With correction comes repentance, and repentance is a blessing because it gets rid of the sin and produces life in the believer.
"He remembers our frame and knows that we are dust. He may sometimes chasten us, it is true, but even this He does with a smile, the proud, tender smile of a Father who is bursting with pleasure over an imperfect but promising son who is coming every day to look more and more like the One whose child he is."
- A. W. Tozer