The image of a sweet, gentle Savior, like the thought of an all-loving God, is wonderful, but it is only a small part of the picture. It insulates us from the real power of his touch. Christ comforts and heals, saves and forgives – we know that; but we must not forget that he judges too. If we truly love him, we will love everything in him; not only his compassion and mercy, but his sharpness too. It is his sharpness that prunes and purifies.
Source: Freedom From Sinful Thoughts.
J. Heinrich Arnold
Prune, Prune….Clip, Clip.
Embrace His Touch with Gratitude.
Stay Close to His Word and Listen Well to His Spirit.
This temporary pain brings fruitfulness as He is working in us.
By the way,
He doesn’t need our meddling, our judging, our insistence that He missed something.
He’s God. He’s got this. He is All Wise and Wonderfully Gentle and Gracious. He is a Faithful Keeper of Promises.
Can you smell the Fruit ? Galatians 5