I want to share this story to encourage you today, Dear Readers. God does care about infinitely about you, & what you care about! He also still does miracles today- miracles weren’t reserved only for Biblical times! I know it can be hard to believe such things, especially when you’re dealing with a narcissistic mother, but they’re very true!
As I mentioned in this post, hubby & I had to take one of our cats into the vet for his annual checkup on Monday. I was to call the vet yesterday for the results of his bloodwork, & wow, did I get a surprise! The vet’s exact words were, “His bloodwork was PERFECT.” I was stunned, & even asked the vet if he was sure. He was! I asked about the liver carcinoma that Pretty Boy had been diagnosed with in October, 2013. The vet was obviously confused, & said there’s no sign of it- maybe the other vet who saw him mistook a benign mass for carcinoma. Normally, I respect anything this man says- he’s been our vet for 20 years, & is among the best in the Baltimore area. However, the other vet who diagnosed Pretty Boy with the liver carcinoma didn’t make a mistake. She was almost as good as he is, plus she did a blood test & an ultrasound, so there was no doubt as to her diagnosis. It obviously also difficult for her to tell me there was nothing that could be done for him, & she didn’t expect him to be around much longer. I began to pray for him regularly as soon as we got this news, & God truly answered my prayers!
God truly hears our prayers, even when we feel like He doesn’t. He also truly cares about what we care about. When you pray, please be encouraged that God is listening! He may not answer your prayer as you think He should, but still trust Him! He knows best, & is worthy of your faith!
And, for those of you pet parents reading this, please never doubt that God loves your furkids even more than you do. I know, many in the Christian community doubt this, believing animals have no souls, or are only here for people to use (or eat) as they see fit. I must disagree with this however! Ecclesiastes 3:19 says, “For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even [in the end] one thing befalls them both. As the one dies, so dies the other. Yes, they all have one breath and spirit, so that a [a]man has no preeminence over a beast; for all is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!” (AMP) Here it is in the Message translation, too “19-22 Humans and animals come to the same end—humans die, animals die. We all breathe the same air. So there’s really no advantage in being human. None. Everything’s smoke. We all end up in the same place—we all came from dust, we all end up as dust. Nobody knows for sure that the human spirit rises to heaven or that the animal spirit sinks into the earth. So I made up my mind that there’s nothing better for us men and women than to have a good time in whatever we do—that’s our lot. Who knows if there’s anything else to life?” This tells me that God loves animals just as much as people. So, I encourage you to pray for your pets! They are entrusted to us to care for them, to feed & shelter them, to love them.. what better way to care for them than to pray for them?
Also, here is a picture of my handsome little miracle kitty, Pretty Boy…