‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.. Luke 13:8NASB
Are you feeling like you are being, “Digged” and “Dunged”? “Why is this happening to me? My situation stinks! Is God mad a me?”
No, beloved, He is not mad at you. It could be that He is just taking you through a time of tremendous growth. No one likes these times of “digging out the comfortable soil we have been so accustomed to”. And why would anyone like to be, “dunged”. But as they say, “Dung happens”. [or something like that]
As it is written, “Be fruitful”! When a Tree in God’s garden has lost it’s ability to produce fruit, He doesn’t just cut down the tree. He does all He can to get that tree to become healthy again… thus the need for digging and dunging! You won’t die… in fact it will be just the opposite…you will live and in a little while, the fruit will be back on your branches. O, and how sweet it will be!
Don’t get angry at what God is doing! Anger only proves that you need more fertilizer! Trust the Gardener! The fruit of love, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness etc, will all be back on your branches.
You may not be so happy about the current digging and dunging, but you CAN rejoice that, God has not given up on you and He will make you fruitful once again!