Thanksgiving day is nearly upon us in the United States. Dear caregiver, perhaps you are not feeling very thankful this year. Perhaps the discouragement and overwhelming circumstances of your loved one’s illness is sinking you into a pit of despair.
Never forget, however, dear Christian caregiver, that the Lord has promised to always be with you and never forsake you. He is with you every step of the way. Also He is giving you blessings every day in spite of the trials and heartaches. When I was a caregiver I was challenged at one point to write down three things each day for which I was thankful. That exercise alone helped me realize that God was indeed with me. It also helped to lift my spirits during the disheartening days of caregiving.
I challenge you, dear caregiver, to also list a few of your blessings each day. Do this until Thanksgiving day and into December and into the new year. May God bless your Thanksgiving day!