For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jer 29:11-13 ESV
I heard the plaintive cries of my cat Callie. Once again, she was standing in total immobility at the opened back door. She clearly wanted to go outside, but last time she made the attempt, a leaf fell off a tree, causing her to have massive heart failure. The fright was just too much for her. I, of course, applied CPR.
If you have read my earlier blogs on Callie, you know she has a certain…quality of personality ranging somewhere between stark raving fear, and unbridled panic.
I went to the door, that I had previously opened so she could go out, and waited for her to screw up the courage to do so. She looked up at me and meowed again. I knew she wouldn’t make a move unless I went out first.
She called on me, and my presence gave her the courage to do what I wanted her to do.
Just like God has been doing for me.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psa 23:4 ESV