“Let go, my soul, and trust in Him. The waves and wind still know His name.”
This song has been stuck in my head all morning on the day of writing this, and I am brought to complete worship by these lyrics from “It Is Well” by Bethel Music (link at end of post).
Letting go is something I have immense trouble doing. I am an ultimate perfectionist and expect complete control over my life. I laugh when I think about the fact that even though sometimes I feel in control, that’s all it is: a feeling. God has complete control of my life. Over and over I grasp for control, yet it never fails that at some point God reminds me that the control is His.
Last night, God gave me a vision of Him using His hands to shape clay into me. It was a messy process with clay caking onto His hands while I was being formed, yet He continued to work on me. He continues to work on me to this day. All off my days, He will continue to shape me into someone who longs to know His heart and strives to do His will. Being human means I will fail time and time again, but by His grace He will reshape those portions of the clay to glorify Him.
I can’t help but wonder if the way I approach life each day would be different if every morning I could just remember that picture of Him forming me, and hang on to that vision throughout the day. How do you think your life would be different if daily you saw yourself being shaped by our Father’s hands?
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV)
(I do not own the rights to this song.)