John 15: 1-2 ” I am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will bear even more fruit.”
The Lord cuts off all the barren branches. But He also prunes the fruit-bearing branches as to insure greater productivity in the future. Being cut back and shaped may be uncomfortable at the time…but totally beneficial for what the Lord has in mind for you in the future.