Conviction means correction.
It's how I discipline you;
When your heart feels you need to repent,
That's Me telling you to.
I'm not like an earthly father,
Who corrects his child physically;
I don't take away something you enjoy,
Rather, I correct you spiritually.
Have you ever did or said something,
That hurt a family member or friend?
I caused you to feel sorry.
I didn't want your relationship to end.
That feeling became a heavy burden.
Conviction gets worse when you ignore;
I kept telling you to apologize
Until you couldn't take it anymore.
I correct My children in their spirit.
They'll feel unsettled, bothered, or sad;
But I won't punish when you sin,
As from an earthly dad.
By Jennifer O’Connor