God is a God who is abounding in love. Sometimes in the storms of care-giving challenges it may not feel that way. Feelings do not change the truth of God's unfailing love for you, however, dear caregiver.
If you think of your life as a building; the Lord is your sure foundation, dear caregiver. He is guiding you through the difficult challenges of care-giving. He is guiding you with His wisdom and knowledge when you feel like you are hitting your head against brick walls. Many times when I was a caregiver I felt so alone. Yet I always knew God was with me, and now as I look back I see how He lead me each step of the way.
Every building also needs a door. Prayer is the door or access to the very presence of God. So is trust and thankfulness. As we trust in Him with a thankful heart, He will pave the way. Family care-giving is overwhelmingly difficult at times. I know that, dear caregiver, because I lived it. Yet God's presence is with you all the way. You will sense that presence more, as you pray to Him and trust Him with a thankful heart.
Every building also needs a security system of some kind. This is to prevent others from coming in and doing damage to property or people. The caregiver's life needs a security system also. That security system is the Word of God. As caregivers listen and wait for God to speak to them through the promises of His Word, they are able to fight off the devil's attempts to discourage them. They are able to rest in the abounding love of the Lord God.
Dear Caregiver, there is not even one area of your life that the love of God is not able to reach. God's wide and loving arms are able to reach around any care-giving challenge in your life. He will never leave you or forsake you. His love is deep enough to meet your deepest discouragement, as you go about the business of caring for your loved one.
Not only is His love with you, dear caregiver, but so is His all-sufficient power. He can calm your fears. In your own strength you can not possibly face the challenges of family care-giving, but He has promised to give you His strength in you! With His strength in you and with His abounding love surrounding you, you can do whatever He asks of you, dear caregiver. Rest in Him!
Sharon, I really enjoyed reading this today! <3 I just had to share it with others.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cathy. You are a blessing and encouragment to me.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your words as you share His.
Caregiving prepares us for trials and challenges to come within caregiving and for the life challenges we face as well.
I'm so grateful that He stands strong right next to us even when we may not feel like we are standing ourselves.
I look forward to continued encouragement here - thank you.
Thank you for the encouraging words, Bette! It is so good to hear from you again and to see your smiling face. I hope you are doing well.ReplyDelete