When we brought this cat home, she was in a new environment and timid. Understandably so, not being familiar with her new environment. She’d hide under beds, in closets, and in bureaus. Finding a totally black cat in dark places is challenging. Only when she opened her eyes and they glowed like stars could we see her.
We would pull her out, hold her and comfort her. We want her to feel comfortable in our home. Angel, our other cat, did not give her a warm welcome and often unraveled our consolations. It took a while, but Angel now tolerates her and won’t run Midnight away.
Midnight is more comfortable now and comes out to visit more often. Mostly when she knows the boys wont run up and grab her. She is a very docile cat. The kind of lap cat that I wanted. The other night when my youngest went to get in bed, she was already in it and he didn’t see her. (He has black sheets on his bed.) But when he did see her, she was lying on her back with her head on a pillow and her paws in the air. I think she’s comfortable now.
Even though she’s comfortable, I see she is still a bit timid. She’ll cower down when someone starts to walk by. She’ll dash behind a chair or wall. She still has some uncertainty in her and doesn’t completely trust yet. Angel will not move out of your way when walking by. She knows that we’ll go around her. She knows us and trusts us.
I felt a nudge from the Lord that I can be like the scaredy cat, Midnight. Though I’m a believer, read the word, have faith, and have trust in areas, I am still afraid to let HIM have full control.
I cower down when certain situations arise that I am uncertain of. Or I’ll run and hide under the bed when I don’t want to face a situation. I’ll dash around the house trying to avoid other situations.
The Lord wants me to be more certain of Him—to know Him better and completely trust Him. He wants me to be more like the other cat, Angel, that just lays there when things come at her and lets it go around her. I have to trust Him that if I face circumstances head on that He will move it for me.
Like Angel who crawls up in my lap to establish a relationship with me. The Lord wants me to crawl up in His lap and have a more intimate relationship with Him. In that relationship, the trust builds.
It is a process, but I’m learning not to be a scaredy cat and to trust in the Lord no matter what I have to face.
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Blessings in Christ--