How many of us can say we treat our pets like they're children? I know I do! They're loyal, sweet and wonderful companions. However they, like us, have a tendency to wonder off in pursuit of their own agenda. Such was the case with my beagle. One day she got loose and went in search of whatever scent she picked up. When that happened, no matter how much I called to her, she seemingly didn't hear me. After chasing her for awhile, I was exhausted and thought I'd just wait until she'd came back on her own but the area she was in had ravines and thickets where she could get ensnared and I would not've been able to get to her. Just as I was ready to give up, I prayed for God to help me. At that very moment, she stopped,turned around, looked, and walked back over to me. I could almost hear my heavenly Father say "I got this! You don't need to worry. If I can handle your beagle, I can handle anything in your life. Just trust me." It was a good lesson for me that day!

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.