Every so often I have been going to the local animal shelter to cuddle the cats and kittens. I have recently been thrust into a situation where I had to leave my pet’s long term with my parents. I miss them and was happy to go and give some kisses and cuddles to little fluff balls without permanent homes.
Entering the enclosures you are met with expectant eyes and then persistent meows. Cuddle me, pet me, me- me- me- me- meow! You pick up a furball and cuddle it and another one purrs and rubs around your legs. If you stand too close to the climbing frames another one tries to climb on your shoulder, and before too long you’re overwhelmed with fur and claws.
Life can be that way, you walk into a situation that you believe to be non-threatening but the longer you stay the more the demands are put on you and the harder it is to walk away. You become overwhelmed by one issue after another and your ability to cope diminishes.
God has promised us strength for the journey we have on this earth but we need to place every situation before him in prayer so that He is dealing with it through us and not us trying to do it in our own strength.
Prayer: Lord, when I find myself in difficult situations that drain every ounce of my strength and will-power to go on, remind me by Your Spirit that You are my strength for this journey and, in everything that I face, I only need turn to You for more. Amen.
About the Author:
Julie Munro lives in New Zealand, her walk with the Lord has been over mountains and through valleys but He has remained her constant support and her ever loving Father.
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When have you gotten yourself into a situation that seemed reasonable to later discover you should have passed on it. What did you do? What would you do differently if you could?