Jump, Scooby, Jump!
She’s four. She’s been on a horse for about four hours in her life. She knew what he could do. She knew what she wanted to do. She spoke clearly and told him so.
Scooby, who loves jumping, ignored her.
Her voice became more insistent until the words were a plaintive plea: “Jump, Scooby,
Scooby walked on, unperturbed.
Finally, frustration flooding and tears spilling, she cried out, “Why doesn’t he listen to me?”
Kendal spoke the words every child of God has cried at some point or other. We know what God can do. We know what we want and we ask clearly, repeatedly…and nothing changes. Hearts broken, frustration overflowing, we lash out at being ignored.
Like Kendal, we fail to realize God won’t do what we are not ready for. It is not that He disagrees with our request; He just knows the time is not right. God recognizes our weaknesses even when we don’t. He feels that our faith muscles need strengthening to keep us balanced in the grand actions we request.
God never withholds what is best and He never gives what will harm.
Next time your heart cries out, remember Kendal and whisper a thank you!