Psalm 68:20 Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
Though God does bring judgment upon the wicked, He is a God of salvation. Apart from Him there would only be the absence of life.
God is my deliverer. I can’t count the amount of times that God has saved me from myself, from others, from the enemy. Though I am disciplined by my Father, I sense that above all, He loves me and wants me to live the life He has called me to live. This reality about The Father causes me to respond to Him in love and an increased desire to obey because he is my deliverer.
Father may I always realize that above all you are my deliverer, my rescuer. Even in the chastisement you are delivering me from myself.