Jeremiah lamented over the day he was born, but God has another view of the prophet's life and our lives: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). We are being formed and shaped by our Father. He is the Master Potter, we are the clay (Jeremiah 18). "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29: 11-13).