Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Thought to Ponder

“…Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?'” ~ From Isaiah 45:9


Karen said...

This verse seems to indicate that there is doubt in the clay's mind that the potter knows what He is doing, and no I don't think we should ask God about His craftsmanship with that attitude. But I do think it's perfectly fine to ask if we are waiting with anticipation to see what His plans are for us, while keeping in mind that His choice of when to reveal that to us is in perfect timing.

Stacey said...

The reason I posted this verse was because I was reading Isaiah 45 the night before and that part of the verse stood out like bold print in the phone book.

I totally agree with you, I think it's perfectly acceptable to ask God what His will is for us. But sometimes I find myself (especially lately) asking God why He would let certain events happen if - blank - wasn't supposed to happen.

I think for me personally, I too often find myself asking God "what are you thinking?" and forgetting that I don't know what the BIG PICTURE is and maybe I just need to realize and accept that there is a BIGGER PICTURE than anything I could imagine and stop having an attitude that He has no clue what He's doing.

Karen said...

Yes, asking why is an all too common occurrence in my own life too. I have just really tried, this last year especially, to take time to pause and thank Him every time I see or understand a blessing, and that has helped me trust him more during the "why" periods.