“Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, ‘He did not make me’? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, ‘He has no understanding?’ ” (Isaiah 29:16)
Imagine…the God of the universe who spoke all the stars and galaxies into existence is the very one who formed you into the person you are today. Your eyes, nose, hands and feet were all created by the One who holds the oceans in the palm of His hands. I don’t know about you, but that is a humbling image. What great comfort to know that the God of all things created me the way I am and yet, He still desires to mold and make me more and more like Jesus.
Of course, this process is tough and quite messy. There’s a lot of molding, cutting and carving that seems painful at the time but in our Master’s hands, we become a masterpiece. When we fully submit our lives to God, He is able to take hardened clay and bring new life to it by wetting it with His Word and Spirit. He then begins shaping us into the image of His Son by scooping out the excess clay that is weighing us down. When you find ourselves ensuring hardships, trials or even a life threatening Illness, they are often results of our fallen state. Some we bring on ourselves due to bad choices, some are caused by other means not always our fault.
Please understand that whatever the circumstance that we find ourselves facing, God will use it to mold and shape us. It may be difficult, we may not understand but we can trust His hands because He loves us and knows what’s best for us.
I personally have faced extraordinary hardships, trials and loss in my life. As hard as it was, I would not change any of it. I am the person I am today because I let God use these events to mold me into a who I am today. He still has much work to do… But I know that God will keep me close and protect me, His name is written on me because I now belong to our Lord and Master.
“God desires to make a masterpiece of your life.”
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the forgiveness of sins through Jesus. Thank You for saving me and changing my life. Lord, I pray that You would take this broken ball of clay and make it new. Mold my life into what You desire. Help me to see the hardships in my life as the Master’s hands shaping me more into the likeness of Jesus. Use my life for Your world and Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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