If the Lord knows the plans that he has for me, then, why would I be anxious about them? It’s in the bible that he wants to give me hope and a future, and to do that, it may require me to trust him and lean not to my own understanding. I want to fix everything, without even giving what God wants a second thought. I guess it’s only natural for me to be a fixer of broken things, or at the least attempt to be a fixer of broken things.
Some things are best left alone. At some point in our lives we must realize that the things that are broken in our lives may not even be good for us. We invest a lot of energy trying to fix things that we need to let go of, because they may be things that are keeping us from moving forward in the Lord. Let the Lord reveal to you those things that may need to be swept out of your life, and the other things that are worth restoration.
I’ve never even thought about this before, but how often do we keep gathering fragments of our broken pasts, trying to make them fit together? As the song goes, “Have thine own way, Lord, have thine own way. Thou art the potter, I am the clay. Mold me and make me after thy will, while I am waiting, yielded and still.” I need God. He is the only one who can take marred clay and make it a vessel of honor.
We are in the Lord’s hand and we have nothing to be anxious about, if we will allow him to shape us into his image. In Jeremiah, the Lord teaches a lesson:
The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. (Jeremiah 18:1-6).
Lord, may I always be in your hand. In this week’s Lattereign, we learn about the value of time. Is There Ever Enough Time?