For the Love of a Dog

We, like many others, have a very lovable dog… she has been a great companion as I deal with mental health issues…

And, yesterday, she needed surgery on her leg… last night she was in so much pain that we took her back to the vet and she stayed overnight… (she’s home and doing much better now)…

But until we dropped her off again she was whimpering non-stop… and she isn’t a whiner… But it was SOOO HARD to listen to… Holding her to try to make her as comfortable as possible… Feeling powerless…

It got me thinking about how hard it must be for God to listen to us “whimpering” away when He is the ultimate source of comfort and He desires to be taking us under the shadow of His wings...

I didn’t even consider God for a LONG time…

With mental health, it’s so easy to be caught in the downward spiral and what starts as a whimper can turn into something… and our self-talk is often so negative… mine got to the point I didn’t even consider God for a LONG time… I was convinced that my family would be SOOO much better off without me…

Of course, God is always at the ready… He hears our whimpers and more than understand our pain… after all, He was truly and utterly abandoned in the garden before His arrest and eventual crucifixion… He was in so much distress He sweated blood…

He understands and is always ready for us – we just have to turn around…

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