Does My Life Seem Good to the Potter?

Read the Bible in a year by reading Jeremiah 18 and 19 today.
God told Jeremiah to go to the house of a potter. He went and when he got there,
he saw the potter making something at the wheel. Then Jeremiah wrote,
And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make (Jeremiah 18:4).
God then went on to tell the prophet that Israel was like the clay in the hands of God the potter. He was free to do, as He desired with Israel. God is the same way with us. If He does not like the way we are turning out, He may do something else with us. He shapes us as He desires.
The problem is we got our idea on what we want to do in life and with ourselves. Sometimes that is fine with Him, and sometimes He wants to do something different with us. We get frustrated when things do not go, as we desire for them to go.
However, life becomes so much easier when we remind ourselves that we are the clay. Let Him do as He pleases, working with Him to shape us into an object of His pleasure, then He will grant us the desires of our righteous hearts.
QUESTION from today?s reading assignment: With what did the people want to attack Jeremiah?

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