God's Heart For Animals
Updated: Sep 12, 2021
Over the course of two months, my sweet baby cat son has been sick. When he first started to show symptoms I was worried about him, so I decided to take him to the vet. The vet told me he just had seasonal allergies and that he needed to get his shots; so he got them and he was fine for a while. I was happy that he was feeling better so I continued on with regular life. Then one day God spoke to me and told me "I will protect your children" and He told me that twice. At first, I was kinda nonchalant about it. Like, I was happy that He told me that, but I have no human children right now and I lowkey don't really want kids in the future; so I was like "okay cool dope" lol. But then after God had told me that, my cat Onyx had started to get sick out of nowhere. He was gagging and vomiting and started to have constant hairballs and Onyx had NEVER had hairballs except once when he was little. I was starting to get really worried about him and I began to start praying over him. I prayed for healing and protection over him, and I asked my family members to pray over him too. I had bought him some over-the-counter hairball meds and hairball gel that seemed to help him a lot, but one day I missed a dose and he started to get sick again. I was really starting to get worried about him and I scheduled another appointment with the vet for him. But I couldn't get him to the vet until a week later, and waiting that long for him to see the vet was making me anxious. But I had remembered what God told me, and I was happy because I knew that what He told me was in reference to my sweet baby boy Onyx. I have always called Onyx my son and he knows me to be his mom and I was so ecstatic that God sees Onyx as my child in the same way that I do!
For some time I was able to be happy and keep positive throughout Onyx's symptoms. But after continuously praying over him and then going to the vet and finding out that he was diagnosed with pancreatitis, I felt so defeated. I googled pancreatitis in cats and literally every result I was seeing was about people's cats dying, and I was starting to become really scared. I was so filled with fear and anxiety and just looking at Onyx was making me want to cry. I felt so terrible for him, and I felt so helpless in the situation. I didn't know anything about medical care for cats, and I felt completely reliant on the vets to tell me what was going on with him. I was so riddled with fear that I was going to lose Onyx, and I was so scared to do anything that would anger God so I would just pray over him and I wouldn't look up anything myself that could help Onyx. I was so worried about losing him that I came wrapped up in solely the spiritual things that I should do, but I didn't realize that I had the power to do something as well. So after having an emotional and productive talk with the Lord; I started to look up things that I could do for Onyx to supplement the stuff that the vet was giving Onyx. And while I was doing that, God was also speaking to me about the way He views animals.
Over the next couple of weeks, Onyx went to the vet multiple times and was put on many medications. And while he was there, I saw multiple tests that still gave the same positive result for pancreatitis. I was trying to remain strong during it all, and I kept my faith rooted in Jesus. God kept telling me to see Him differently and to stop putting Him in a box of what I thought He could do. He was telling me that He created animals and cares about them as well, so He would and has the power to heal any and all animals He chooses. He also was showing me that even if He didn't care for animals, that He would heal Onyx just off the strength of how much He loved me, because He cares about everything I care about.
Onyx still hasn't been completely healed from this trial yet, but he has stopped vomiting and showing outward signs of being sick, so I am just very grateful to God for that. The test may still be negative and he still needs to be on medicated food and take supplements; but I am so happy that he is getting better little by little. I trust that God will eventually completely heal my little baby boy and he will be able to eat regular food again. This whole experience has truly tested my faith, but in the end, I have a firmer faith in the Lord; and now I know that God cares for animals too! ❤
Now y'all know I gotta give y'all these verses to back it up! lol Here they go down below!
'So God created the great sea monsters, all kinds of creatures that live in the water, and all kinds of birds. And God was pleased with what he saw. He blessed them all and told the creatures that live in the water to reproduce and to fill the sea, and he told the birds to increase in number. '
Genesis 1:21-22 GNTD
'God said to Noah and his sons, “I am now making my covenant with you and with your descendants, and with all living beings—all birds and all animals—everything that came out of the boat with you. '
Genesis 9:8-10 GNTD
The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock--the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
Deuteronomy 28:4 NIV
'all the animals in the forest are mine and the cattle on thousands of hills. All the wild birds are mine and all living things in the fields. '
Psalm 50:10-11 GNTD
'The young lions roar while they hunt, looking for the food that God provides. '
Psalm 104:21 GNTD
'Good people take care of their animals, but wicked people are cruel to theirs. '
Proverbs 12:10 GNTD