Saturday, July 2, 2011

Frustrated with God?

"Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make." -Jeremiah 18:3-4

These are some of my favorite verses in Scripture. The Lord revealed to Jeremiah that we are just like clay in the hands of a potter. We also get a glimpse at what God is doing in each one of us. Look at what it says the potter is doing. The clay was marred in the hand of the potter, so he made it again into another vessel.

God is doing something amazing in your life. He is taking you, a marred vessel, and making you into something new. Right now you are broken and imperfect, you have sinful character flaws and sinful habits. You try to be a good 'vessel' but you can't. Be encouraged. The Lord, the Potter, is making you into something new. He is fixing you and soon you will be a new vessel.

So don't get discouraged with what God is doing. He is the Potter, you are the clay. You have no right to question what He is doing. Just let Him work, trusting yourself fully to His sovereign will. Soon you will be a new vessel, completely useful to the Potter. Don't get frustrated with God.

1 comment:

  1. Romans 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?