Care-giving for a loved one can be very challenging. Watching my husband's body deteriorate step by step during the years I was his caregiver was sometimes very discouraging. Often the changes downward came so suddenly. I would feel I was just getting accustomed to one level of functioning in my husband, when he would move down yet another level in his bodily functioning. This often caused me to fear what the future held. Would I be able to continue to take care of him in the future?
It was during this time that I grew in my reliance on the Lord. It was also a time when God's promises in the Bible became very meaningful to me. Psalm 27:1 in the Old Testament of the Bible says, "The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear?" We can also say, "What shall I fear?" The Lord is our stronghold in all of life's situations including the challenging situations of family care-giving. We may be sad about some of the circumstances that are surrounding our loved ones' health and also about the challenges we face as we seek to provide for their needs, but in any and all of these situations we can trust that the Lord is guiding and providing. We just need to wait on Him-to trust Him and rest in Him.
Below I have included a link to another post at another blog of mine. I have linked to this blog in the past a time or two. The name of this other blog is "Moments With God." It is a devotional blog, and the title of the post to which I will be linking you is "Psalm 27." Just click on the link below. I hope you find the post a blessing, dear caregiver: