It's Up to You, Lord

One night in 1902, Adelaide Pollard found herself in a state of deep discouragement. Despite her many prayers and efforts, she had not been able to raise the necessary funds for her mission trip to Africa. In the midst of her depression, she decided to attend a prayer meeting and was deeply moved by the prayer of an elderly woman who stated, "It really doesn't matter what You do with us, Lord, just have Your way with our lives."

When Adelaide arrived home, she took her Bible and opened it to the book of Jeremiah. There, she meditated on the Potter.

Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. - Jeremiah 18:3-4

Before retiring for the evening, Adelaide penned one of the greatest hymns of all time, Have Thine Own Way. In her time of weakness and fear, God had spoken and given her a message that she has passed on to countless souls throughout history.

He speaks to us today. Are we heeding His voice?