WORTHY THOUGHT: Reach for the Master
I had a sweet female dog named shelly, she was a mixed spaniel, and Brittany pointer I had her for about 15 years until she recently passed away. I adopted Shelly from a local pet foster home about the age of 6 yrs. The owner said Shelly had been badly abused when she took her in.
When I brought Shelly home it was very obvious she suffered some kind of trauma in her past. She was always frighten of people and loud noises. She would also run or hide under our bed and not come out for a very long time.
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
It took a lot of understanding, love, and patience to help Shelly. She was starting to heal and trust again after a year. She was still hesitant with certain people but she trusted me and knew I loved her. She knew I was her Master. When she was frighten she would reach to me because she knew I was her refuge and would keep her safe.
We all have suffered some kind of trauma in our past. Maybe even weathering some storms of life right now. God loves us, is always with us, and will never let go of our trusting hands.
We must reach for our Master-for His strength-and His presence.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.-Deuteronomy 31:8
~ Angela Lipe- Pattengill