As I hustled towards the double doors of Corporate building in despair, I prayed “Lord, I don’t want for GQ to suffer any longer…let him rest… Take him now if its your will”.
“Answer me when I call to you, My righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer” Psalm 4:1 NIV
The veterinarian had left me a voicemail by the time I unlocked my office door.
By then, I knew the Lord had seen my distress and had heard a piercing cry for His mercies.
GQ’s breathing was irregular for at least 12 hrs., was no longer able to walk to the litter box on his own, was in immense pain and had refused solid food for 10 days. He weighed 8 lbs.
By 8:25 a.m on July 20, 2016 GQ was no longer in pain or in acute distress!
God hears our prayers, and understands our affliction. No matter how selfish or headstrong we are, He loves us anyways.
There were three distinct prayers I prayed over and over again. I was overwhelmed with grief and sorrow as I watched G.Q.’s health decline and watched him slowly die. I never lost hope though! If there was a way I could have helped him, I was determined to do so.
Answered prayers: G.Q. fought the best battle of his life, waited for me to be back from Florida, died from natural cause and at the time he had the cardiac arrest, I had completely surrendered.
Thank you, Jesus for your mercies.
G.Q. was only six months old when I adopted him in July 1997. He was petite in size and had dazzling pair of blue eyes. His nickname was ‘chiquitin’ and he valued the kitchen sink, his favorite water fountain.
Clink link to view G.Q.’s water fountain: Http://youtu.be/j3v9go21NiU
G.Q. was a docile, devoted and affectionate male feline.
He was the sweetest four legged, ‘mama’s boy” I had ever cared for. G.Q. even slept right next to my heart every night!
As I begin to grasp G.Q’s absence, I’m reading the “Streams in the Desert” devotionals for the upcoming 365 days.
The Lord is our Refuge.
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