We are often quick to give God the credit when we are successful and when our projects, ministries and organizations grow. But can God not also prune? Maybe the seasons of challenge and decline are also a part of His work. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that growth is from the hand of God and decline or death is a sign of Satanic oppression.
“The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord!” – Job 1:21 (ESV)