You have been taken down.
You are broken.
Burdened by overwhelming sin; hope is last.
A heart filled with forgiveness withheld darkens your days.
Ponder the forest. What happens when a tree is cut down? Can you expect them to grow again?
The answer may be as mysterious as answering the question: when can I expect God to come into my life and give me the answer I want to a prayer? Yes, Some trees grow a new branch or stem. But many can’t. Others never grow as well as they had, even with a mass of old roots to feed them. Many trees need those leaves or needles to live, to complete their cycle and it’s just too much for them to push out new growth. Often they will have some new growth which gives out in a few years. You have seen it before. Some trees sprout lots of little trees all around their trunk like a halo and do okay that way. It really depends on a miracle and on the type of tree. According to Job 14:7, “At least there is hope for a tree. If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.”