Thoughts from a Temporary Cat Lady

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Where I am staying, there is a little cat that is afraid of many things. Any sudden movement, and she disappears. I suppose many past, bad experiences brought her to her nervous state. So now, even though she is safe, she is still afraid. I was talking to the cat while I was cooking. “We are all afraid of something, aren’t we?” I reflected with the frightened one who was watching my every move, as I continued to stir the contents of a pot. “You are ok, though. And I certainly won’t hurt you,” I reasoned with her.

This charming conversation that ended in the cat ditching me in the kitchen, and her running off to sniff my purse, brought my mind back to the main verses and thoughts that have been on my mind this week.

Here is a remix of Psalm 56:

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you (God). (v.3)

In God I trust, I shall not be afraid. (v.4)

This I know that God is for me. (v.9)

What can man do to me? (v.11)

And Psalm 84:3, 11:

“Even the sparrow finds a home,

and the swallow a nest for herself,

where she may lay her young,

at your altars, O Lord of hosts,

my King and my God.”

“For the Lord God is sun and shield;

the Lord bestows favor and honor.

No good thing does He withhold

from those who walk uprightly.”

This one goes out to anyone in a moment of transition; anyone who is afraid; or anyone who has failed to realize that he or she is now safe. That is the amazing thing about God. He wants to not only hold us and heal us, but He wants to bestow abundant blessings on us. He wants to make us bold and empower us to live life without fear. Perfect love casts out all fear, scripture says (1 John 4:18). God is that perfect love. No fear.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

2 thoughts on “Thoughts from a Temporary Cat Lady

  1. This I know that God is for me. (v.9)

    What can man do to me? (v.11)


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