If you’re a child of God and you're going through a difficult time, know that your suffering isn’t wasted.
I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. JEREMIAH 18:3 – 4
If you’re a child of God and going through a difficult time, know that your suffering isn’t wasted. God is molding you — and remolding you — in His image, and He knows exactly what He is doing. The apostle Paul reminds us that “our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Corinthians 4:17).
The spiritual principle is that in some way God uses suffering to transform ordinary, dust-clay people like us into vessels that are strong in faith, vessels that are fit for His use, vessels that display His glory to the watching world.
Are you feeling pressure? Stress? Are you suffering hurt or heartache? Illness or injustice? Don’t waste your sorrow! In these momentary troubles you are achieving an eternal glory. Praise God! He is remaking you into a vessel that seems best to Him.