I thought about this compared to our spiritual walk with the Lord. Sometime there are injuries that occur and we find ourselves back on the Potter's wheel having to be worked over again. Those times can be painful as He begins to work on the parts of our lives which are tender. We may have to endure some tearful sessions and yield when we feel like we'd rather jump off His workbench. However, it's for our own good - this we know. And our compassionate Savior is with us all the while, coaxing us, feeling our pain, knowing though the goal He has in mind for us. This pain is taking us somewhere!
Life is full of bumps, bruises and scars which leave tender areas of our heart exposed. We can ignore them or allow God to use them to make something new, something better. It's not always going to feel good, but with God doing the work and us being determined not to run away...He can make something beautiful out of any situation. Those bumps, bruises and scars can be a mighty testimony...trophies of a sort. Don't you want to be God's trophy? His masterpiece? Give it all to Him, He has a goal in mind.
Lord God, please help me to stay right in the middle of
your work place. Make me over as you see fit! Those tender places
are yours to work on...I give them to you.
Thank you for feeling my pain but for desiring much
more for me. I'm yours...make me your trophy.