The Potters Hand
In Jeremiah 18:1-6 it explains that God is the potter and we are the clay. The potter was working on the wheel with a piece of clay. As he was working with the clay, it became messed up and displeasing to him. So the potter took the clay and started over. The clay he is working now is more pleasing to Him.
Like the potter, God works to make us like Him. Sometimes we mess up and become marred, but God does not throw us away. He can use anyone no matter their mistakes in life. So, He starts over on us, and soon, we will become more and more like Him. God gives us mercy when we mess up, and He can use any group of people if we will submit ourselves. God is in control of our life just like the potter is in control of the clay.
As clay, we are lifeless until God forms us and breathes life into our bodies. Even before a potter begins to work with the clay, he already knows what he wants it to be. God already knows before He makes us what He wants us to be and how He wants us to work for Him. Sometimes the potter may have to pick pieces out of the clay for it to work right, just like God may have to pick certain things out of our lives.
In Isaiah 64:8, it says that God is the potter and we are the clay. It also says that we are the work of His hands. If we will let Him, He will shape us and mold our lives into what He wants us to be. God does not care how messed up we are because He has a purpose for our life. Sometimes it may not be comfortable to be in the potter’s hands and we may not like what God is making us. But God has control and knows what to make us. It may hurt sometimes when God is shaping us. He may take some things from us that we are not willing to let go, but if we remain faithful unto Him, He knows what needs to be taken out or put in to our life so that we can be what He wants us to be. God loves us and will not throw us aside when we make a mistake, but He will pick us back up and start all over again.