When the Bible says, We are the clay, and God our potter (Isa. 64:8), it emphasizes His role in shaping our faith and character. Though we may continue to struggle with various frailties and challenges, Jesus—through the Holy Spirit—is in the process of remaking us in His image (2 Corinthians 3:17-18) and helping us be His hands and feet in the world. We can’t avoid darkness or pain in this life. But we can go to the Lord in our weakness, knowing that in Him we are made stronger and more beautiful, not in spite of our trials but because of them.