If you’re reading your tattered Bible through tears this morning—
If you feel like broken pottery—
Psalm 31 puts words to our pain:
-I’m in distress.
-My eyes grow weak with sorrow.
-My strength fails.
-I‘m an object of dread to my closest friends.
-I‘ve become like broken pottery.
But Psalm 31 also puts words to our Hope—
-But I trust in you, Lord.
-My times are in Your hands.
-How abundant are the good things you have stored up for those who fear you.
-He showed me the wonders of His love.
-You heard my cry for mercy.
You may feel at your weakest, but in Christ Jesus, you have the heart of a lion.
This very Psalm, that opens with tears and anguish, closes with triumphant anticipation —
“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” (Psalm 31:24.)
Today, if you feel like broken pottery, remember your Potter. He made the heavens and the earth, and His mighty hand is still on you.
HE’S NOT DONE.