I have sin that I struggle with, as we all do. About 6 months ago, I suddenly lost a job, and I remember feeling like it was because of me engaging in that sin. Afterward, I still had trouble with that sin, but recently, I had been engaging in it a lot. Then I suddenly stopped, because I received a warning which I also felt was from God. My question is, since God is more merciful to me than I'll ever deserve, is that a way He'll draw us back from sin-another rebuke before carrying out His second chastisement?