Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots!
Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’
or ‘Your work has no handles’?
Woe to him who says to a father, ‘What are you begetting?’
or to a woman, ‘With what are you in labor?’”
Thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and the one who formed him:
“Ask me of things to come; will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands?
I made the earth and created man on it;
it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.
God has made us carefully and lovingly, and I believe he is still crafting us. In my relationship with Jesus, he is always teaching me new things. Whether it’s through the Bible, worship, prayer, people or just life, God is always working in me. Sometimes I have seasons where I learn loads, and other times I have absolutely no clue what God’s doing! “Why am I going through this?”
This passage reminds us not to question what God is doing. Think about when a flower is growing. We don’t question the flower when it is still a bud and say: why is it not beautiful? It has no colour! We know that in time, the flower will open and look incredible. I think it’s the same with God and us. In this passage we are the clay and God is the potter. Who are we to question our Potter before he has finished?
Our God is the God who created the heavens and the earth, and it is so beautiful! He is SO powerful! He has made everything beautiful in its time, and that means it’s important to be patient. Keep seeking God diligently and trust in his sovereignty over your life. You never know what incredible thing he’s got waiting for you just around the corner.
"even to your old age I am he,
and to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made you, and I will bear you;
I will carry you and will save you.”