When I was a caregiver for my husband I remember the struggles and heartaches along the way. It was heartbreaking seeing my husband's body deteriorate step by step. Sometimes it felt like a battleground, as we were fighting a long four and half year losing battle against his disease. As a widow I continue to face struggles along life's way.
Yet I never have been and never will be alone. When I look back I see how far I have come through God's grace. Each step of the way the Lord has been with me. I look back and see the Lord's faithfulness, and I see all he has done in my life, Not once was I alone. Not once will I be alone in the days ahead. God is a faithful God, and He will always be a faithful God.
There was victory in it all too. Yes, my husband eventually succumbed to his disease. Yet there was victory in even that. My husband, Wayne, is with the Lord now, singing His praises. Wayne is free from all sickness and pain and experiencing pure joy. I miss my husband. Yet there is victory for me also, as I rest in the Lord's provision and power in me. I was then and continue to be carried by the Lord's grace and continue to be held by Him.
Dear caregiver, you also are never walking alone. You serve a faithful God who is carrying you each step of the way along the challenging path of family care-giving. In Him you are an overcomer! Recently I ran across the Matt Redman song "Never Once" which speaks to these sentiments. Click on the link below and be blessed by the words and music of this song: