The Pruning Process

Are you worried you’re never going to get your act together? Do you wonder if life will ever go smoothly for you? Hang in there, dear friend. What is that saying? Oh yes! “God isn’t finished with me yet.” You are a masterpiece in process.

Remember the story of Sarah in Genesis? She was impatient, angry, manipulative, unbelieving. Her life with Abraham, Hagar, and Ishmael was constant tension. But God used the failures, time, and even unhappiness to bring her to a mature faith in God. In fact, you’ll find her name in “God’s Hall of Faith” in Hebrews 11 as an example to us (verse 11).

Pruning is always painful, but it gives you an opportunity to love God by trusting He’s at work in your life. Take heart. God will bring about full beauty in you.

Lord, I’d love to see my name next to Sarah and Abraham and the other believers in Your “Hall of Faith.” They overcame tremendous obstacles through faith in You, Lord, prune me. Cause my faith to blossom. Amen.

Read The Pruning Process on Elizabeth & Jim George.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

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