Sometimes beautiful trees are chopped down to create a pathway to a destination. A lot of times a tree can stand for years and bring beautiful scenes in the fall and shade in the summer. It seems almost shameful to remove such a tree. When we focus on the beauty of that one tree it’s a tremendous loss. When we look ahead at the destination and the pathway that has been created we find that it’s easier to travel.
When compared to life it is easier to believe that when God allows people and things in our lives to fade away we can know God is directing our paths. Jobs, relationships or material things that seem tragic to lose we can know God is working all things for His purpose. When the focus is on the beauty of people or things many times we do not move ahead to God’s calling on our lives. As God chops, prunes and removes debris, no matter how beautiful, it is to make our steps easier to move into His presence and His will.
God is love and the things that do not work out will be replaced with things that work out better.
You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.