Are You a Potsherd?

Posted by Courtney on October 18th, 2010. Filed under: Christ, Uncategorized.


This heart’s in shambles

Pick up the pieces

I just can’t do this

My heart is heavy

I’m just not ready

I’m just not ready

You give.  Take away.  You give

Your ways are not my ways

You thoughts above my own

Your ways are not my ways

Your reasons I don’t know

-Josh Nordgren Band

Every time I hear this song I am moved by the lyrics, particularly “Your ways are not my ways. Your thoughts above my own… Your reasons I don’t know.”

We are so in control, or think we are, of so many areas of our lives: what we are going to have for dinner, what we are going to do in our free time, what we are going to wear, our style… whatever. We get in the habit of making decisions in our busy, full lives and forget about our God who is really the One in control. It often takes a tragedy or extreme joy to bring us to a place of humble submission to our God who IS in control of our path – death, birth, sickness, financial struggle, loneliness, healing, new belief… “You give. Take away. You give.”

We can’t see our path ahead. We walk with a “plan” of our own or trusting in God’s or wavering in between. We don’t understand why the hard things happen or how one event leads to another.

And when we are at a place of great sorrow or great joy, do we give God the glory? Do we fall into His arms for comfort? How do you react? How do I react?

I encourage you: Faith, hope, trust in a God that has a way, a plan, a reason…         {and don’t be a potsherd}

“Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘He has no hands’?

Isaiah 45:9

“Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

Isaiah 64:8

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