A blog site with the goal of recognizing and helping family caregivers
Sunday, September 6, 2015
God's Sure Love
is so difficult in our human minds to reconcile two truths. One truth
is that God loves us. The other truth is that God allows us to face
very difficult challenges and even suffering in this life. Sometimes
the challenges and suffering we face tempts us to doubt God’s
love for us.
by definition is challenging at best. If a caregiver is put into the
position of witnessing his or her loved one’s health continue to
deteriorate step by step; that caregiver might also experience
discouragement, grief, and a host of other negative emotions.
Though God’s ways are difficult to understand sometimes, one
truth to which Christian caregivers can cling is the truth of
God’s overflowing and certain love for them.
is the very definition of love. We tend to think that when life is
easy and comfortable God must love us. Conversely, if things are
difficult and challenging in our lives; we may be tempted to think
God no longer cares for us. If we begin to see things from God’s
perspective, however, we realize that suffering and challenges have
purpose and meaning.
caregivers know that the emotional, spiritual, and physical
challenges of care-giving are molding their characters. They know
that somehow God is going to bring good out of the chaos, heartache,
and overwhelming challenges of care-giving. They know that God
will be with them each step of the way supporting them and
sustaining them with His love and power.
Christian caregiver. Rest in the truth of God’s love for you in the
midst of all the negative emotions that care-giving can produce.
Trust that He in His love will lead you through this difficult
process. Trust that good will come out of all of the heartaches and
challenges of care-giving. Just rest in trust in His love.