As a kitten he was bold, courageous, adventuresome, and ever curious. Maybe because nothing had scared him yet.
Now he tends to hesitate at anything unfamiliar or out of place. He can be timid, skiddish, overly cautious, and, at times, downright fearful.
I can relate. As a child I was filled with faith and wonder. As time went on I became a gun-shy adult.
“I tell you the truth,
The bumps and bruises of life made me wary. Constantly barraged by crime in the media and warnings of inherent danger made my nerves a little edgy and anxiety a daily obstacle. Depending on people and trusting in the things of this world was fertile ground for fear to grow. Each failure and mistreatment developed a new fear.
Weathering trials with Christ began to recapture that childlike faith. Growing closer to Him reversed years of damage brought on by misplaced trust - relearning the simple faith of a child.
Because I know Him and have placed my life in His hands, there is hope for me. I wish I could say the same for my cat.
My God; How great is Your love toward me that I am called Your child! Thank You for each experience that allowed me to see Your hand upon me and at work on my behalf. Forgive me for the times I tried to live apart from You. Thank You for restoring me back to you and strengthening my faith. I praise You, for You are altogether trustworthy. I desire the wholehearted faith of a child – without conditions or expectations – for You are a good and perfect Father. In the name of Jesus, Amen.