After a few years, daylilies grow into larger and larger clumps, becoming overcrowded. When this happens, they don’t flower as much, and it’s time to divide the plants. Although this may seem traumatic to the plants, in the hands of a skillful gardener, the division and replanting brings additional, healthy growth and abundant flowering.
So it goes with us. Every now and then, we must go through division, trial, difficulty, testing in order to stretch, improve, and become stronger or more fruitful. No one likes these experiences. They can be unpleasant or even traumatic. But in the skillful hands of the Ultimate Gardner—our Heavenly Father—we can be confident that the result will be growth and abundant living, to our benefit and the benefit of the world around us.