Consider this short excerpt:
"In the distance, maybe a quarter of a mile away, a white cat ran across the road. Fanny stopped immediately, flicked her ears and tucked her head. Her whole body tensed, and I knew she was getting ready to turn and run. I gave her a gentle kick to urge her forward, keeping a tight grip on the reins. 'Fanny, you foolish mare! That cat isn't going to hurt you. Now behave yourself.' I tried to relax and make my voice confident and reassuring. 'You don't understand, but I know it's all right. That white cat is a long way off and it's running the other way. You don't know about cats, but I do. Come on now, Fanny, you've got to learn to trust me!'
Suddenly, I felt another gentle nudging and these silent words, 'You too! You are so anxious about things you don't understand. But I know about them. Trust Me!' I was awestruck. I knew I wasn't imagining these silent words that entered my thoughts. God wasn't just scolding me... He was encouraging me to have more faith."