There are many of you who may be going through some deep trials. Some of you are going through cancer or other serious illnesses. In my family I have a sister and a sister-in-law who are undergoing cancer treatment. Others of you may be caregivers for a love one who is sick. This too is a difficult path to tread. Others are weary of Covid 19 related circumstances. I know a family from another state and who are near and dear to me who were recently affected by that virus. Some of you are weary of all the unrest in our country. Some of you may be suffering financial issues or family break-up. Perhaps you are homeless or know someone who is homeless. Perhaps there is another trial you are enduring.
If you are a child of God, however, you know that the Lord is with you and even carrying you through it all. He carries us through weakness, sickness, and brokenness. He carries us on His shoulders like a Daddy might carry a young child who is weak and weary. Your help comes from the Lord.
Sometimes when the trials are overwhelming and many, it is difficult to see that the Lord is with us and helping us. At those moments we must learn to not listen to our emotions which don't always tell us the truth. We need to listen instead to the truth of God's Word which promises that the Lord is always our help and will never forsake us. We don't always have to see it immediately to believe it, because it is true that God is with us. Our help comes from Him in His perfect timing!
Above is a song that my sister, Nancy, and her husband, Milo sing about those very things we just talked about. The name of the song is "Shoulders." Nancy is fighting a battle against colon cancer. Yet through it all she gives a wonderful testimony of her faith. So does her husband, as he walks the difficult path of being her caregiver and her support in this cancer walk Listen to the song above, and be blessed and encouraged.