The Story of My Tree.
Although I think the painting is kind of ugly it has a lot of meaning. Even now, 15 years after I painted it I get teary eyed thinking about it.
This tree was knocked over and all but dead, except for one little section of roots. With the strength from that little section of roots it was able to start growing again. With time, it will be a big strong tree. A slightly different tree but strong and beautiful.
That is what God did to my life. My life as I knew was destroyed. I very nearly killed myself because I was so miserable. I felt like God had abandoned me, if he loved me then why didn’t he prevent these terrible events. But I knew logically that God is not like that, He didn’t cause the sin that broke my heart. Nor did he leave me when all I could see and feel was my own pain. That little bit of logic lodged in my brain was like the one root still in the ground. God gave me strength little by little so that I could heal. My life is not what I imagined it to be but I can honestly say I have peace and contentment….well most of the time. God has been good to me.
My message to you: hang on, you will get through this and life will be good again. It will be different, there is no going back, but it will be good again. God still loves you and wants to heal your pain!