“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” John 15:1-2 KJV
Sometimes the removal of things in our lives, though devastating at the moment, eventually make us stronger. Sometimes there is a reason so-called “friends” leave. It may be a job. Or even a relationship.
God cuts off what is not good for us. God often removes those things or people we would in no way leave on our own.
We can have faith knowing that He is our life source and through Him we will be fine no matter how deep the cut. Our progression in life requires some pruning. Thankfully, the potential fruit is well worth the temporary pain.
The next time you experience a hardship, disappointment or painful experience; don’t assume it is an attack from the enemy. It might be time for God’s hand on you.
It may just be time for you to produce more fruit than you thought possible!
Heavenly Father, allow me to endure my pruning with a good attitude. May I have faith enough to realize whatever I seemingly lose, you can more than restore bigger, better, and for my good.
Thank you that I can anticipate the fruitfulness to come beyond the pruning. I pray you allow my cuts to not kill me, but instead build me into a person so much better than before. Thank you for these things in Jesus’ name, amen.