We are made stronger as we admit our weaknesses and assume the role of clay jars, allowing God’s glory to be seen. This presents another ironic twist in Satan’s strategy. Not only do his attempts to defeat us drive us deeper into the arms of God, but they also amplify divine preeminence. Our frustrations and limitations make us more perfect vessels for God’s purposes.
This is why we find joy in our trials. They draw us closer to the Father, bring Him glory and give our lives greater meaning. This helps explain why we are allowed to suffer. Why would a loving and good God permit us to be afraid? Why would He allow Satan to sift us with doubt? Truly, He knows these things will make us stronger, but not in the ways we might think. They make us stronger because they have the potential of putting Him in the driver’s seat and showing us the One who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world.
Do you feel like a vessel God uses? How can you increase what He is able to do through you?
Dear God, use me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.