Ok, hear me out on this one. I know the title was a little “cheeky”but it was meant to be! But it doesn’t make my experience at the Vet yesterday any less valid…
So yesterday I had to take my cat, M.C., to the vet for his yearly flea medication refill and check-up. Poor guy has been having a hard time battling them with this summer heat, plus we live on a plush canyon, so fleas are abundant!
Here’s my buddy after we got home. Needless to say, he was NOT pleased about the experience. He HATES being in the carrying crate and doesn’t like the car rides. 🙁
(Do you see his “baby” on the bed off to the right?) That’s a blue and white stuffed snowman called Mr. Snowy, that he’s had since he was the same size as it! He literally carries it around the house, specifically to whatever room we happen to be hanging out in. LOL! He’s so funny!!
Anyway, I had been deep in thought most of the day, and felt so terrible for my guy because I know he hates having to go to the Vet. But of course I was there the whole time trying to reassure him and pet him as best I could through the crate and calm him down….which kinda worked….sometimes. Lol
And it got me thinking, “This must be what it’s like when we’re resisting and not trusting God!”
God is lovingly caring for us and deeply desires us to TRUST Him and calm down! But we’re fighting, hissing, restless, anxious and distrusting since we feel like we’re on the inside only being able to look out the small peep holes to glimpse pieces of the “big picture.”
Oh, how God longs for us to trust Him and REST. The Bible says:
“In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.” Psalm 127:2
Basically that’s telling us that we’re running scared, not trusting, not resting in God’s all-knowing, all-powerful, unimaginably powerful hands! (And believe me when I tell you this message is 100% for myself as well!)
I’m completely guilty of being the frightened and anxious cat in the box, not realizing that God is, and has been, carrying me all along–to the destination and destiny that He has created me for. So why am I still not trusting??! Why am I ridden with fear, doubt, hesitation, distrust and anxiety?? I’m exhausted just recounting the experience!
It was such a powerful realization for me, I HAD to share it with you as well.
>>Final Thought: I hope you can take that silly visual to heart, to realize if you too have been the frightened cat on the inside looking out, feeling out of control, remember you’re already in the hands of an all-knowing and ever-loving God. Who created you, loved you before you were even born and has a beautiful destiny waiting for you–if you’d trust Him to bring you to it.
Your sister in Christ,
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