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He created you so you would desire an ongoing relationship with Him. You were made with a hole in the center of your soul that only one thing fits. Until you find that very specific something, you will never be fulfilled. And that very specific something is God Himself. You were designed with an intense need of your Creator, God.
Without a relationship with Him, you will always be searching for something to fill that void. Drugs, alcohol, food, money, sex, material goods, occupations, hobbies, travel, success, fame—these are some of the ways in which we try to fill that empty space inside.
But none of those things will ever fill it. They are like round pegs in square holes. The vacant areas at the edges will still leave you desiring more of something else. Whatever you attempt to put in there will dissipate because it never completely fills the space. Those things were never meant to fill the space; they never can.
Sadly, many continue to shove mismatched pegs into that hole. A little of this, a little of that… hoping that one day they will feel complete.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. What does it mean that I am fearfully and wonderfully made? Discover how God created you for a unique purpose and how you can live out.
Therefore, you have turned away from us and turned us over to our sins. And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter.
We all are formed by your hand. Fortunately, God made a way for us to repent and turn to Him by sending His very own Son to make the way. The clay cannot mold itself no matter how hard it tries. However, God, the Potter, cannot only mold His clay but He also knows what His original design of you was.
More on the NIV. But none of those things will ever fill it. Good News Translation I praise you because you are to be feared; all you do is strange and wonderful. Our reflection flashes a bit of creation just as beautiful and awe-inspiring as a hibiscus in bloom or a blue sky. I will triumph … Psalm
He is both a Potter and an Architect with a Master Plan. Sometimes in this fallen world, people are born with birth defects that disrupt one or more of the intricate systems of the body.
God foresaw even those defects and uses them for good when we look to Him. Even our weaknesses are fearfully and wonderfully made.
A blind person can develop hearing beyond the normal capacity. Someone born without arms develops the ability to use their feet in wondrous ways. Another born without legs develops the upper body strength to get around smoothly. We all have weaknesses that sometimes make us feel like we are of no use. Sin and pride always want to drag me back into my own way of thinking. The same thinking that kept me reaching for those mismatched pegs. Those thoughts tell me that I can do whatever I want, by myself, without God. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.