Discipline is necessary.
I am bringing my justice near; it is not far away, and my salvation will not delay. I will put salvation in Zion, my splendor in Israel. Isaiah 46:13
The word justice that is used in this verse is interchangeable with righteousness. Israel knew the depths of God’s punishment because of their disobedience but that didn’t mean that God intended to destroy them. God is never far from us and His salvation is always near. He promises that He will give His glorious splendor to the repentant. When we experience God’s discipline full on, it seems as if He will never be near to us again but He always prepares restoration. We can clearly see this in the book of Isaiah. They sinned greatly, were humbled deeply, but were also restored beautifully. Submit to His loving discipline and you will find Him again.