Last night, I saw one of the babies crying. His caregiver had gone for a walk, and little Doga was toddling far behind her, trying to catch up – crying for her to come back.

I scooped him up and held him, reassuring him that she would come back. He eventually stopped crying, but kept looking anxiously down the path for her to return. I rocked him back and forth. He was very tired, but fought sleep because he was looking to see Mama Eudita coming.

I looked at him, smiling because no matter how many times I told him that Mama Eudita would come back, he evidenced that he didn’t believe me by the fact that he would not let himself rest. He fought sleep for a long time, his eyes drooping and head nodding, until exhaustion completely overwhelmed him. And while he rested, Mama Eudita came back. The world was right again.

How many times has the Lord given me His Word that He will resolve a situation – and I show Him that I don’t believe Him by refusing to rest in His promise? I worry, I fret, and I scheme while He holds me, gazing at me and smiling that I continue troubling myself when He’s already told me that everything is going to work out for my good and His glory (Romans 8:28).

Through Doga, God is again reminding me to trust His promise. By faith, we enter into His rest (Hebrews 4).

About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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  1. Dear Sister in Jesus, Your post really spoke to me.So true Doga wanted his Mama and nothing else would do.A picture of how we are sometimes when Daddy holds us.I know I must rest in Him too.Blessings to you as you serve Him.Love Snooks

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