Matthew 6:8 – “Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
I’m currently sat with my new kitten on my lap. She’s having one of her rare chilled moments, where she’s perfectly content with just snoozing peacefully. The majority of the time, she’s very active and very much into everything. The owners she had before us didn’t take good care of her – she wasn’t given her 2 week or 4 week vaccinations, and she wasn’t checked by the vets. We knew from the minute we saw her that she wasn’t well – she had gunky eyes, a runny nose and was constantly sneezing. Yesterday we took her to the vets, where we were told that she has an infection.
We walked away with our newly prescribed kitty antibiotics, informed that we needed to squeeze some drops into her mouth twice a day for the following 5 days. This is essentially mission impossible. She scratches and whines, bites and claws, and does everything she can to not let us give her the medicine.
But if only she knew what was good for her. If only she knew that in the long-run, this medicine is going to change her life. We paid a price to have her, and we’ve paid a price for her medicine and vet trips. If only she knew that it was all for her good.
It reminded me of this verse – the Father knows what you need. Just like we know what’s best for our little kitten, so does our Father in Heaven know what’s best for us. And He paid the ultimate price for us, when He let His only son hang and die on the cross for us.
Allow yourself to trust and relax in God’s hands. What He’s doing may be uncomfortable right now, but He knows exactly what you need.
Photo taken by The Lovely Photographers.