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|Posted on May 27, 2013 at 6:16 PM|
"Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. 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]."(Jer 18:2-4)
Have you ever felt as though your life was spinning out of control? Your day to day existence was an endless cycle of pain, trouble & turmoil? You cry out to God but it seems as though Heaven has shut it's doors, disconnected the phone and the only voice you hear is that of a pre-recorded voice message inside your head " I am not available to take your call right now. Please leave your name, the nature of your call and someone will get back with you as soon as possible?" BEEP!!!
No matter what we face in our lives or how we may feel, GOD has not forgotten us! He knows the plans He has for our lives & His plans are GOOD! (Jer. 29:11) He has created us on purpose & for a purpose!!! He makes no mistakes. Even though our lives can get turbulent & sometime seem out of our control, we are never out of His.
Isn't it something that the vessel the Potter was molding (although marred) never left his hands? So it is as the Master Potter molds & forms us on the wheels of life. There will be storms (Mat 7:24-27). There will be trouble (Job 14:1). We will experience loss & we will experience pain. But we can rest with a blessed assurance that the Master will use it all for the purpose He has created us (Ro. 8:28).
Up until now, you may have felt as though you have been marred beyond recognition. You may feel as though there is nothing left in you that He could possibly use; The marriage you once hoped for, is now a mere memory. The person you see in the mirror is a painful reminder of what you "used" to be. The tides of life have taken a course far different than any you would've ever imagined. The report from the Dr. may say "it's only a matter of time", BUT GOD!!!
"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]." The potter's Clay in this text is compiled of soil & water. Two elements that when used together in just the right amounts, are mold-able & pliable. Even when the object being formed is not perfect or becomes "marred", In the hands of a skilled potter, can still be formed into the treasured vessel of beauty in which is was intended(2 Cor. 4:7 ).
The Word of God is synonymous with "water" (Eph5:26) as man is synonymous with "dust" (Gen 2:7) As when God formed Adam from the dust of the ground and formed him into Man. He spoke of His desired creation when He said "Let Us make Man in Our Image..." (Gen 1:26) and it was so. By God's word are we created & and this from the foundation of the earth. You are no mistake neither are you an after thought. You are not what others have labeled and abusively said you are because they couldn't or refused to see the value in you. Nor are you what you have done. You were created on Purpose and for a purpose. God has hidden some things inside of you that are yet to be seen.
Therefore, though you've been marred, broken by words that cut you to the core & left you for dead, God WILL make you again "ANOTHER" by the Word He has spoken over you! You will live & not die! You will recover from that toxic relationship! You will heal from the loss of that loved one! The words that once tore you down & killed your spirit will be replaced by words that build you up and give you Life! His Word will not return unto Him void! He will take the broken pieces and put them back together again! He will mold you into a vessel fit for His GOOD pleasure and intended purpose! Don't fret & don't give up! You may have felt forsaken & all alone but I am here to proclaim to you "YOU, HAVE NEVER LEFT HIS HANDS!!!"