In the Hands of the Lord

Lord, mold me like clay
In Your precious hands
Shape me into a masterpiece
For only You can

Lord, refine me like silver
Under Your watchful eye
Turn me into Your best work
Lord, hear my cry

Lord, make me more like Jesus
Your beloved and beautiful Son
Remove all the dirt from my life
I want to spread Your love to everyone

Lord, I give you my life
For your honor and glory
I give You free rein
Take over for me

My heart is in your hands
I know it is safe there
I trust you, Lord
As I put my life in Your care

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” – Isaiah 64:8

This poem reflects my heart’s cry. This is how I want to live my life. Though I must admit, it is not always easy. I tend to move along at my own pace, forgetting to seek God’s guidance first. Sometimes I am ahead of Him and sometimes I am behind. I pray I can learn to stay in step with Him and follow His lead. He is a loving, caring Shepherd who always has our best interest in mind. If we allow Him to have control of our lives, we will never regret it. But it must be a daily decision to relinquish control to Him. Each morning, we can make a conscious effort to hand Him our day. And we will know that our life cannot be in more loving hands. He will gently mold us with careful hands, into a beautiful masterpiece.

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© 2021 Bridget A. Thomas

6 Comments on “In the Hands of the Lord

  1. I love the true intention and sentiment behind the words.
    I understand jumping ahead or being behind Him, I wish to be in step with Him too Bridget. May we relinquish control daily and be shaped by Him.
    Blessings my dear friend 💙

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    • It can be all too easy to get out of step with God, even with the best of intentions. I think what you said is exactly right – this needs to be a daily practice. I think it needs to be a conscious effort every morning. This, in turn, will allow our lives to be molded by the most capable hands. Blessings to you too, my friend!! ❤️

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  2. Beautiful poem. You are right, giving God control is not usually easy. However, when we learn to place our concerns in His hands that is when miracles start to happen.

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    • You are absolutely right! If only we can remember that. Sometimes are easier than others. But as we walk with Him through the good and the bad, we learn that He is trustworthy. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. ❤️

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