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
Sometimes we think He has gone too far; that we shall not survive the deep pruning in our lives. We believe it is all over and there is no way we will survive. And it may seem like months or even longer that it continues this way.
But we must not fear! The day will come when we shall bear beautiful and luscious fruit! Our Father is wise and knows what He is doing!
(Photo just taken from my old Apricot tree that I was certain the yard guy had killed two years ago!)