In The Hands of The Potter

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10


Sitting in an empty house with my wife she said when I read your devotional this morning a song came to mind by Casting Crowns, “In The Hands of The Potter.” She opened up her music folder on her phone and played the song for me. Instantly I knew why she enjoyed it so much. The words of the song go like this…

I still remember when I heard You call me by name
I'd follow You anywhere, knew I could trust You in anything
But now sorrow beats down on me, waiting for You to come through
I'm all alone with my questions, I'm dry and cracked open
And I thirst for You
And as I fall apart
Come flood this desert heart
Fall like the rain, Living Water
And I know Your way is best
Lord, help me find my rest
And I'll be the clay
In the Hands of the Potter
My world is spinning, my life seems so out of control
Nailed, scarred hands tell the story of love that will never let go of me
Through the sunshine or rain, I know where my hope is found
What You started in me, I know You will complete from the inside out
And as I fall apart
Come flood this desert heart
Fall like the rain, Living Water
And I know Your way is best
Lord, help me find my rest
And I'll be the clay
In the Hands of the Potter
My world is breaking me, Your love is shaping me
And now the enemy is afraid of what You're making me
When my world is breaking me, Your love is shaping me
And now the enemy is afraid of what You're making me
My world is breaking me, Your love is shaping me
And now the enemy is afraid of what You're making me
And as I fall apart
Come flood this desert heart
Fall like the rain, Living Water
And I know Your way is best
Lord, help me find my rest
And I'll be the clay
In the Hands of the Potter
And I'll be the clay
In the Hands of the Potter (song ends)

It’s a beautiful song that captured what the Lord had placed on my heart that morning to write about and is why I wanted to share the song with you today just in case you might need a little encouragement yourself today. It’s important to know that when your world is breaking you, God’s love is shaping you, and the enemy is afraid of what you are becoming in Jesus.

The apostle Paul writes to remind us in Romans 9:20, “But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?" What we need to do is like the song says, “And I know Your way is best, Lord, help me find my rest, And I’ll be the clay in the Hands of the Potter.” After all, God’s Word is clear on this, “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). Isn’t that what the song is communicating to us, “My world is spinning, my life seems so out of control, Nailed, scarred hands tell the story of love that will never let go of me, Through the sunshine or rain, I know where my hope is found, What You started in me, I know You will complete from the inside out.”

Just know, loved one, what ever you are going through today you aren’t going through it alone. God is with you and has promised to never leave you nor forsake you. Jesus will be by your side every step of the way offering you in His nail scarred hands that provide comfort like only His hands can. You are safe in the Father as well as the Son’s. You have double protection as you go about your day so relax and enjoy the journey remembering what Jesus said,


“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. I and My Father are one."

John 10:27-30


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Michael Osthimer

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