“Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker – an earthenware vessel among the vessels of the earth! Will the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you doing?’ or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’?” Isaiah 45:9
When life throws you lemons…
Do you get frustrated? Do you question God, “Why would You let this happen to me?”
Here’s my question; do you really have to know why?
Imagine a potter creating something unique and special with his clay. Suddenly, the clay jumps away from him and says “What are you doing with me? I don’t want you messing up my life. I want to be in control.”
A few verses down from the aforementioned scripture, God says “It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands and I ordained their host.”
Don’t you think the Creator of the universe, the One tells the sun when to rise, knows what He’s doing?
I know it’s hard to submit our will to His, to “let go and let God”. But in reality, that’s what life as a child of God is all about.
Looking to God and giving up our problems, our struggles and our will. Giving up all the pressure, the stress, the worries, the situations we can’t control. Just give them up.
The King of Kings says that He is our shield, our rock, our stronghold. He is everything we need if we just let him take this stress and pain.
That means waking up and letting go, because when we were in need, He provided for us. When the waves were crashing down, He cleared the storm. When we were tired He carried us through.
God gave up everything for us when He sent his only son, a part of Himself, down to this dirty earth to be killed by wicked men and to exchange our putrid sin for His righteousness.
Now all He asks is for us to leave everything that holds us back. Just follow Him and be moldable clay that He can use for His purpose.
So when life gets tough, don’t question the Potter. He knows what He’s doing.