Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. 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 18:3-4 NKJV
Only God has the ability to take what’s obviously broken to create something new. Most times, the mistake we make as Christians, is to think when we ask God to fix something, He simply gives us back what’s used to be. But, God is constantly moving and constantly doing something new. He told the people of Israel not to eat the manna from the day before. The book of Lamentations says this: His mercies are new every morning, Lamentations 3:23, NKJV. The book of Isaiah says: Behold, I do a new thing. Don’t you see it? Isaiah 43:19, NKJV. Is it that God has already answered, but we are looking for it in the wrong place? Are we like the disciples still stuck at the tomb while the Resurrected Christ is on his way to Galilee?
Trust me, it takes a lot of courage and maturity to come to terms with the past and accept to look at things in a different way. Many times, the answers to what we are going through are right in front of our eyes, but we are trapped so far in the past, that we can’t even see it, let alone grab it. The women at the tomb had an encounter with the Resurrected Christ and could not even realize it, because they were not only mourning, but also sad that the body could not be found. They thought their best option was to beautify the dead corpse and bring incense, while God had bigger and better plans for them.
I believe for most of us a new dawn is already coming. We just have to be open and teachable. God can turn any trial into a triumph. If He could create us from dust, what makes us think that our current resources, however small they may be are not enough for Him to take us to our expected end? If He could use the hate, the rejection, the betrayal, the pit, the lies, and the prison to turn Joseph into the most powerful man of Egypt, then He can do even more with us.
May God open our eyes to see the answers to our prayers spring forth. It may not look quite like what you prayed for, asked for or expected, but God’s hand is still at work! Don’t resist your new dawn! Embrace it! In Jesus Name, Amen!