Like barns (not to mention houses), our souls can benefit from some “spring cleaning” to clear away spiritual muck and prepare us for service.
Suffering when you can see the point is hard. Suffering when you can’t see the point is harder.
God loves crafting, too. We are His materials, and He has one Subject in mind: the image of Christ.
Maybe you aren’t feeling much like a masterpiece right now. But that’s okay. Because, as most homeowners start to realize once their project begins, a renovation-in-progress looks very different from the end product.
The hair salon is probably the only public place where people go in looking their worst, and come out looking their best. Time spent with God is like that.