We went on a beach walk with our two small dogs. There were sections of the walk where we could let them run free and some sections where, for their safety, we attached their leads. But there were other places where despite their keenness, we had to pick them up and carry them. In our lives, we are blessed to have a God who loves us and cares for us too. There are times when he lets us enjoy our free will. But then there are other times when he seems to stop us from doing or getting what we want. But this is for our good. And then there are other times, where in his love he carries us when life’s trials are just too much. “He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart.” (Isaiah 40:11). Whatever place you find yourself today, take comfort in knowing your God is caring for you.