The picture attached to this post is of Molly-Grace. She is a Black Labrador – Golden Retriever mix. She was rescued from a very unfortunate situation, one of fourteen dogs vying for survival in poor conditions. She joined our family earlier this year. She is super sweet and affectionate. We feel so lucky to have found her at a pet adoption fair, and we love her a lot.
She’s been with us for several months now, but she is still adjusting. Don’t get me wrong, she is well aware of the very spoiled life that she now enjoys, and she takes full advantage of it. But, she still fears. We often wonder what happened in her life that made her so afraid. Even her nights are restless – she rarely makes it from dusk to dawn in peaceful slumber. It breaks our heart when the effects of fear have their way with her. How long before she no longer fears?
6 Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?”
Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.
7 You have filled my heart with greater joy
than when their grain and new wine abound.
8 I will lie down and sleep in peace,
for you alone, O LORD,
make me dwell in safety.
It isn’t easy going through this with her. There are many restless nights and mornings that come too early – but, we’ll be patient with her. Someday, Molly-Grace will no longer fear. Someday she will be able to lie down in peace, falling asleep with peaceful assurance through to the dawn – when she finally trusts in us.
I know this because I was once like Molly-Grace. I was rescued from a life of pain and fear. It took time, but eventually I learned to trust God and the new family I joined. I am thankful that He stuck with me – He gave comfort when I needed it, encouragement when I needed it – always His presence.
He’ll do that for you too.