Do you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you? It happens to all of us. When God’s at work in our lives, He prunes away what is dead and dying! When it’s a vast, eternal work, sometimes He uses bulldozers. At times, the experience can be so overwhelming we think we’ll never recover! But don’t freak out. Farmers know that, periodically, old fruit orchards need to be pulled up and new ones must be planted. This allows them to bear more and better fruit, and this principle will work for our good as well! For a few short years, you may not see the fruit you once had, but get ready, up around the bend, in God’s perfect time, your harvest will be abundant. You’ll be a different person, transformed by responding well to the challenges of life and dealings of God. The Bible promises, “Let nothing move you…because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” What’s that sound? Could be bulldozers? But, if it is, it will definitely work for our long term good.