Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces; now he will heal us. He has injured us; now he will bandage our wounds.
Think of a clay sculpture; sometimes the person creating it is unhappy with how it is coming out, water is added to moisten the clay and the sculptor destroys his creation to remake it into something beautiful. That’s how God molds his children as well. Sometimes things need to be stripped away so that we can be reshaped into a fruitful believer, willing to trust God with all that we are.