What if God answers your prayers more than you expect?
As I’ve blogged previously, we lost our precious Penny at the beginning of July. As I mentioned in other previous posts, July was a very hard month for our family. Grieving stressed my body and threw me into an RA flare-up—the first one in two years. After losing Penny, I figured we were done with pets. My heart just couldn’t stand the thought of losing another. But then we decided we had plenty of love to give another furbaby a forever home. So, I prayed and asked God to give us the right pet at the right time.
Time to Surrender
However, I was so impatient. My husband and I checked Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet daily. I started following area shelters on Facebook. We submitted several applications and called to inquire about dogs. Our adoption search was met with frustration and disappointment. We lost out on ten different dogs for various reasons. Finally, I threw my hands up and said, “Okay, God. I’m done trying to help you. It’s on You—the right dog at the right time.”
That night I slept so soundly—the first time in over a week.
Time to Celebrate
The very next morning, we got an approval email—we were approved to adopt a Chihuahua mix 2.5 hours from our home. I spent the day emailing the shelter manager, asking questions, and making plans to visit the following week. We were excited!
But God wasn’t done.
The day after learning we were approved to adopt the chihuahua-mixed breed, we received a call that we were approved to adopt another Chihuahua mix, and he was just over an hour from us.
Time to Grow
I asked my husband how he felt about two dogs (we’ve only been a single dog household), and he was on board! We visited the second dog we were approved for first and fell in love with him. We named him Phineas or Finn for short and brought him how with us. Then, we took a mini road trip and met our second dog, whom we named Oliver or Ollie for short.
When I prayed for God to provide us with the right dog at the right time, He doubled our blessings once I surrendered and let Him take charge. Not only did he grow our family, but it was one more opportunity to grow my faith and to give Him the glory. God cares as much about the little things as He does the big things. He knows what’s best for each one of us, and His timing is perfect.God cares as much about the little things as He does the big things. He knows what's best for each one of us, and His timing is perfect. #tellhisstory #faith Click To Tweet
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