“Something beautiful, something good. In my confusion, He understood. All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife, but He made something beautiful out of my life.” — Bill Gaither & Company
Like the potter, God will fashion us into something useful.
In Jeremiah 18, God instructs Jeremiah to go to the potter’s house and observe the potter with the clay. Verse 4 says, “But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter, so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.” Even though the vessel was defective and flawed, the potter didn’t throw the clay away. He reshaped it and formed it into a useful vessel.
Aren’t you glad that God is patient with us and gives us another chance? Even though we fail, stumble and fall, God doesn’t give up on us. Despite the fact that we are defective, imperfect and flawed, God will not throw us away! Like the potter, God will start anew with us and fashion us into something useful for His glory.
Even though we're imperfect and flawed, God is working on us!
In Romans 8:29 it says that God predestined us to become conformed to the image of His Son. God is working with us to mold us into more of a Christ-like image. Be encouraged! God will never give up on you, so you should never give up on God. Allow Him (the potter) to shape you into what He wants you to be.
In His Service,