Prayer Journey — Why Did You Make Me This Way?

Why did you make me this way? I feel so broken, unusable. I feel weak, tired, emotionally exhausted. I am not sure who I am. I don’t know if I am who God made me to be. Is it possible he made me broken or have I been broken?

Why did you place me in this time; at this moment; in this vessel? Why did you craft me like this? Why did you put us through so much? Are you testing us or building our character? Yet it is not about my personal joy; it is about your joy, dear God; the joy of the Lord. Can I truly live, truly find life in suffering? Who am I to question you?

“On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?” – Romans 9:20-21 (NASB)

© 2020 CGThelen

13 thoughts on “Prayer Journey — Why Did You Make Me This Way?

  1. Yes, caution is good, yet trials can draw us closer to God. Just as friends can become closer through shared suffering and by digging deeper to better understand one another — we can also build a more intimate relationship with God.

  2. I like how you frame that: “How is this supposed to work?” Yet I must trust that God knows what he is doing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.

  3. I was asking myself some of these same questions yesterday, CG.
    Sometimes I look at the combination of strengths and weaknesses that God chose to give me and I think, “How is this supposed to work, Lord?” And I’ve been a Christian for 43 years!

    Your closing verse is a good answer to the discussion: who am I to question God? He is all we need.

    Great thoughts. God’s best to you.

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