NEVER AN ANNOYANCE
May your unfailing love be my comfort.
My two cats, Samantha and Chloe, both love to lie in my
lap. Chloe is quite personable and affectionate. Samantha,
on the other hand, seems to need constant reassurance that
she is loved. Some days it seems that every time I sit down,
Samantha is right there waiting to jump onto my lap. At times
I find her constant attention-seeking annoying.
One morning as I pushed Samantha away, I thought about
how God never pushes me away when I come. Sometimes I
feel confident in my relationship with God, and I delight in
praising God as much as I do in seeking God’s help. Other
times, I come to God in desperation, needing a place of refuge
and restoration. I also
need reassurance that
God loves me. Many
passages in the Bible tell
us that God loves us and
will always be with us. I
never have to wonder
whether God will have
time for me or how God will receive me. God always has time
for us, and always reaches out to us with loving arms.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for loving us and always being
available to comfort and encourage us. Amen.
Pat Luffman Rowland (Tennessee)
Prayer Focus: SOMEONE WHO NEEDS REASSURANCE
— Psalm 119: 76 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
Today I will encourage
someone by showing