|God Loves You|
"Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say 'He has no hands.'" Isaiah 45:9.
This is a serious warning, you cannot succeed against God, and it is foolish to try. "Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker..." The point is clear that God is all sovereign and all powerful and as such He is irresistible. We are not happy with being called a "potsherd," that is just a broken piece of pottery; but we, like Adam, the first man created, are just dust. We need to be humble, and submissive to God.
The real bite is, "Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?'" We often say, God, How can you make me like this? Or, why did you put this flaw in me? Or why can't I be beautiful or smart, or athletic? Who are we to tell God how to go about His business? We must remember that the All Powerful God is also the All-Wise and the All-Loving God. We must trust in His love and wisdom as He molds and remolds us into something for good. He is God, not we.
He does have "hands." Or more exactly he has the skill, vision, purpose and the ability to succeed in what He is doing in our lives. God may use difficulty or pain to mold us. He may allow flaws in us to work out His purpose. He might put us in a messed up family, or a frustrating job, or poverty, or allow an illness to strike, but these are for His good purpose and like the spinning clay on the potter's wheel we just can't see it right now.
God is in control if we like it or not, we are foolish to resist Him. We know God is good and whatever He is doing in our lives will be good. Right now God is at work in our lives, like wet clay on a potter's wheel, may be dull, ugly and slimy; and it may not be what we want, but we must trust His hand to form something good and beautiful in us.
Whatever hardships you face remember God is doing a work of love in your life.
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(c) Adron. 2/15/11