Gods Hands


New Situations

by: Dana Huffman

I remember when I was packing things in boxes for the move to our new home. The landscape of rooms once familiar to my cat, Eway, was changing and she did not like it. I tried to explain things to her. "You're going to a better place" I'd say. "You're gonna love your new house," I'd insist. But she did not understand. All she knew was that her favorite blanket was nowhere in sight, and I couldn't sit still long enough for her to climb up on my lap.

The day I brought Eway to our new house I thought she would be thrilled like me. I loved the high ceilings, but she slunk around glancing suspiciously upward. I adored the large windows, which had a ledge for her to sit on, but she seemed afraid of the massive tree trunks that showed through them. Eway hid under my bed covers and whimpered (if cats can whimper) for days. I just didn't understand it. There were no more loud trucks to send her racing for cover. There was no more sniffing the air to check for the neighborhood dog pack, and no more climbing her own Everest for a peek out the window. It took Eway a while to realize that her new place was better than her old one. But she was soon watching birds from her window ledge and lounging on the deck in the sun enjoying herself.

Sometimes God leads us out of an old situation and into a new one. When He does He wants us to trust that He is leading us to a better place. If we do, He knows it won't be too awful long before we begin to see and experience the blessings He has prepared for us there.

And the Lord said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you… and I will bless you…. Genesis 12:1-2 (NIV)

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