“…O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand” (Isaiah 64:8).
I’m sure you have experienced in your lifetime disappointment, heart brokenness, hurt, anger, resentment or rejection. Hurtful situations can hurt so badly that it cripples us to the point to where our walk is no longer the same. Our speech is now with a slur. Our views on everything and everyone is now negative, when we were once so optimistic and hopeful. Whether it was a person or a situation, we find that the negative experience has left us marred. So how does God respond? He keeps us on His wheel and shapes us until we are pleasing in His eyes. God is fully aware of your marred heart and He wants to make you into a beautiful vessel that He can fully use. He wants to accomplish this inner work in you and it takes place day by day and step by step. It’s a gradual process that you may not see with your physical eyes, but with every act of obedience and every decision to cooperate with God, you will find yourself becoming a vessel that is well-pleasing to God.
Prayer: Father God, I am thankful that you see my marred heart and you don’t throw me away. You are working in my heart and I am most grateful. Thanks for being so patient with my growth. Thanks for being relentless in your plans for my life. I ask that you keep me on your wheel and shape me until I am everything you thought of when you were forming me in my mother’s womb. Though it may feel uncomfortable, continue your work of grace until I look like Jesus on the inside and am behaving like Jesus on the outside. Amen.