Trials Produce Fruit
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
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 15:2
Do trials make you feel thirsty for more? Or do you just want out? Learning what it’s like to exercise faith in the midst of a trial is not easy. After I started reading through the Bible each day, I expected God to heal me right away.
When he didn’t, I was devastated. I didn’t want to develop more faith or be “pruned.” I wanted to be back in school
with the rest of my peers instead of nursing my health problems. With every trial there is a purpose, and what took me years to realize, I now wish to convey to you.
Jesus only prunes those he loves. If he ...
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