You're in his hands
'As the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand.' Jeremiah 18:6 NLT
Jeremiah was told by God to go down to the potter's house and see how he made his pottery: 'The jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so [the potter] crushed it into a lump of clay...and started over' (Jeremiah 18:4 NLT). Sounds a bit harsh considering we're the clay in the main verse for today. But, the potter crushed the clay in order to remake it into something better!
Life may be hard at the moment, but you are in God's hands! You, or someone else, may think you're beyond repair but God doesn't and his opinion is what counts. Your life may seem out of control but, in reality, you're actually on the potter's wheel - being stretched, shaped and moulded. God says to you: 'As the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand' (Jeremiah 18:6 NLT).
One day a friend of Michelangelo saw him working on a piece of marble he'd found on a rubbish dump. When he asked Michelangelo what he was doing he replied: 'There's an angel inside and I'm going to bring him out.' How good is that? From a rubbish dump piece of reject rock to a priceless work of art. That's what our God does! Hannah said 'He raises the poor from the dust...To set them among princes' (1 Samuel 2:8 NKJV). You're not born qualified; you become qualified by spending time with Jesus.
So what now? Stay where God has you today and allow him to keep working on you. Tomorrow you'll be glad you did.
Soulfood: Jas 3-5 Mt 10: 1-10 Ps 96 Pro 3:5-6,