Just be Held

And the vessel that He made of clay, was broken in the hand of the potter, so he returned, and made it another vessel…Jeremiah 18:4

I have read this scripture many times focusing on how God is the potter and we are the clay.  Meditating on the profound encouragement that comes from surrendering our lives on the potter’s wheel,  knowing that He will mold us,  flaws and all,  into what He  has created and purposed for us to be.

However, this season of my life I noticed something that jumped off the page at me. “And the vessel that He made of clay was BROKEN in the hand of the Potter..”  There it was, it stung but with such sweet and intimate comfort.  Why? Because I was the broken vessel. Yet, HE was holding me, His broken daughter. Oh, how I so needed this.  So simple, yet so comforting. I cried, but this time it was with tears of undone abandon.  In that moment, I knew He was with me, HOLDING me, and ministering to my broken self beyond what I could even comprehend.

So dear sister,  no matter what has left you broken, you can be assured that you, too, are being tenderly HELD by the loving Potter, Himself! He created you! He is your Redeemer! He will not reject you, nor toss you aside. Your brokenness is no match for His expertise in making all things new! He has a plan to redeem you and take your brokenness and create beauty that wasn’t there before! Believe it! Our God is faithful!

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