“I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” John 15:1-2
On my walk this morning, I saw a beautiful Hawaiian Plumeria tree with white blossoms on the end of bare branches. Such beauty that stands alone on stark bare pruned branches. It made me think of this verse where we are encouraged that God’s pruning brings more fruit. Going through hard times and learning to lean and trust God will bear fruit in our lives. As we walk with our Savior, He will hold our hand to guide us or carry us when we need to be carried. 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Jesus assures us that His grace, unmerited favor, is enough for anything we encounter. This is a verse you can claim and hold onto during hard times.
Be encouraged today. God’s pruning is for our good. He is with us and will produce beauty in our lives.