God is the Powerful Judge, chastening us when we need it, prodding us when we deserve it, but the purpose is to get our feet walking straight and staying straight.
God is the Lawgiver and has prescribed behavior for us to live harmoniously and happily.
Sometimes, we don't need to do anything; we simply need to see the situation differently.
Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness (Heb. 12:10). "I'm doing this because I love you," God is saying. "Even if you don't understand or don't agree, please trust me that it's for your good."