Do you know how much God cares for you? How much God loves you? How much God provides for you? Then why do we wonder, worry, and forget how awesome HE is? God sure has a way of reminding me, even through a cat, named Peter!
Peter, is our cat, well I should say, he is my daughter's cat, she seems to be the cat whisper. Anyhow, recently he disappeared for a week, so not like him. He is known to take some daily adventures, but not a week!
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Well, the next morning, there he was at our front door! Where he has been or what he has been doing for the last week, we don't know. However, he looked totally fine! But you know there were moments I thought the worst; that a coyote got him, an eagle swooped down and picked him up. Why do we do that, please tell me I am not the only one that thinks the worst situation sometimes? Why do I do that? Is it because I am doubting or not trusting in God? I know some are thinking it is only a cat, but he is part of our family. I even at times will do this when my husband is out working and I know he is due home and then it gets later and later, the mind starts to race, thoughts start to swirl. Then I have to tell my brain to stop it and tell satan to flee. I am thankful it is not constant, I use to worry constantly and have had anxiety attacks in the past, but I know it is because my faith, my faith is stronger then it was 10 years ago, heck even stronger then last year. Thankfully, God never gives up on us, HE still keeps loving us, HE still keeps guard over us. I just need to remember to trust at all times. I am not sure I will ever get there this side of heaven, but I know I will keep seeking.
So if you are struggling: go to God, get quiet, and rest in HIM. The Lord alone is our savior, strength, protector, provider, counselor, and peace. When the going gets really tough, seek out godly people in your life, find a mentor, a prayer warrior. If you don't have one, start praying for God to provide you with one. God didn't put us on this earth to do life alone, it is why we have the church, why we have been given family, and friends.
Rest in Him
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.“