God Is Still Working

“Behold, like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel” (Jeremiah 18:6b).

As we look at the world around us, we see the work of our Creator: majestic mountains, twinkling stars, and vast open seas. God spoke it all into existence many years ago by merely saying, “Let it be.” It took 6 days for God to fashion everything into existence, even breathing life into mankind itself. Why then does it seem to take so long for Him to do His work in us?
 
Yes, God’s work is sometimes immediate; however, as we often experience, God’s work also often takes time. As I read in Galatians this past week, I was reminded that it took Paul over a decade after his conversion before he began his first missionary journey. Sometimes, when we look to the big events in Scripture, we forget that there’s a lot that happens in the blank spaces between verses, chapters, and books.

Perhaps that’s where God does His greatest work in our lives, in the blank spaces. By this, I mean that God is shaping us each day as His clay to better reflect His image in our lives. Maybe you’ve been discouraged, even thinking “God must be taking His precious time in this.” I would simply encourage you to take comfort in this truth from Scripture: we’re in His hands, and He’s in control. It’s not always glamorous or tweet-worthy, but He’s always at work, shaping us so that we may be ready for what He has in store for each of us. Will you trust Him this week?

Your Youth Minister,
Rev. Evan Alexander
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