This week I wanted to share some of the lessons I have learned from my 70 pound Pup!
My dog is not a fan of the rain. But she is a fan of walks. When my dog wants to go on a walk, she will wait in our entry way and peek her head around the corner to stare at us as we sit on the couch. Sometimes we get up, get her leash, and take her out on a walk. Other times we tell her “No, it’s not walk time”.
When it is raining, and the regular time for her walk comes and goes, she will get more adamant about wanting a walk, maybe even risking a whimper or two to make her point. We will respond with a “No, it’s not walk time” or “No, it’s raining” but she doesn’t like that answer. She wants it her way. So sometimes we will open the door and let her out into the rain...only for her to step outside 15 seconds and turn right around, back into the safety of our dry home.
Sometimes I think this is similar to how Christians act. We pray and ask God for something over and over and over. We aren’t satisfied when the answer is “No” or “Not Yet”. Sometimes God stands firm in that answer, and we never get to see the reason behind it. Other times God might give us the desires of our heart (going out in the rain) only for us to realize that it wasn’t what we thought it would be. We must trust God has a much better plan for our lives. While at times it might be frustrating to have him say “no”, we must trust in Him. In Psalm 13 David writes about his frustration with God not answering his prayers the way he hoped, yet he ends the short Psalm with verse 5 & 6, “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.”
So, if you have a furry friend who likes to beg to go outside at all the wrong times, remember you serve a God who has a plan much greater than your own.