The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah.
He said, “Go down to the potter’s shop, and I will speak to you there.”
So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel.
But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped,
so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over.
Then the Lord gave me this message:
“O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay?
As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand."
The crushing is not what I would choose
uncomfortable, painful at times
help me then, Lord, to yield
to Your hand, Your design
so much better than I would imagine
or choose for myself