There are many stresses and challenges which accompany being a family caregiver. This is especially true for the caregiver who is caring for a loved one who has a long standing terminal illness. It is easy for the caregiver to fall into the pit of fear and discouragement. There can be fears and worries about just getting through the day and also for the future. I remember experiencing these stresses and fears as a caregiver of my husband.
Lord God wants us to release those worries to Him. This is so very
difficult to do when the challenges are so overwhelming. In the
measure we release those worries to the Lord and seek Him the more we
will experience His peace, however.
Lord God loves you with an everlasting love, dear Christian
caregiver. Our minds can not fully comprehend His unfailing love.
Our emotions often fluctuate and falter in the face of difficult
circumstances. I know this was true of me as a caregiver and is also
true of me since my care-giving days. God’s love and faithfulness
always remains constant, however. Cling to that, dear Christian
too, dear caregiver, that God is sovereign over your life and the
life of your loved one for whom you are caring. He is in control.
Caregivers have to manage so many things for their loved ones. They
not only have to care for their love one’s needs, but they also
often have to be their loved one’s advocate. As a caregiver I
sometimes felt as if I was the only one who cared about my husband’s
well-being. Perhaps you feel the same way, dear caregiver. This can
be a lonely feeling.
however, dear caregiver, that God is in control. Trust Him for your
and your loved one’s future. Also thank Him each day for blessings
that are still in your life. Trust and thankfulness are the keys to
peace. Is not that a better alternative to worry and wringing of
one’s hands which does absolutely no good?
the Lord, dear caregiver. Give Him your worries and concerns for
your loved one. He is in control, and He will be faithful to you all