May I start with: I know God cares and loves His children. So what am I to learn from my yet another struggle in being a caregiver?
To all who are living in this deep dark world. I first want to say, Yes, I understand and I want to give you hope that I can only give you from Jesus, my Lord and Savior.
First, I have asked this question to my Lord, "Why was I the one that You have assigned to carry several of my siblings as a caregiver?" And what do You want to teach me from all that I seem to keep going through?"
I guess even though I have had, and do have now, one of my 10 siblings left to care for, now I find that I also have at the present my dear beloved husband of 58 years, Soon to be 59 years come June. Discouraged, and depressed from complications left from recently having two back-to-back kidney stone surgeries.
It has been said that when you are a child of the great I AM, he keeps giving you testing until you learn what he wants to teach you. His way of getting us ready for His Kingdom.
So Lord, I'm here to learn what You have for me and maybe I can help one of my readers to find hope also in what you are teaching me.
I read in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our afflictions, so that we may be able to comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
As God comforts me in my afflictions I am to be able to comfort those that need this comfort.
I know as a believer and follower of my Savior, my Redeemer, that He can comfort me like no other.
He tells me in Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I cry unto the Lord and I read: Psalms 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
I respond from His promise: This Lord is my comfort in my affliction. that your promises, Lord give me life.
I also have read and heard that God never wastes a hurt or sorrow that we as his children may go through. He works all things out and for His glory.
I surrender to this and say, "Who am I to question what God has planned for my life? Who am I to think poor, poor me, look at all I have to endure. ?" Lord, You suffered and shed your precious blood for me so I could have my sins forgiven. You paid for them.
Lord, I look to you the Savior of my soul knowing that no matter what I have to go through what I am called on to help my loved ones or friends, I will get through it as I have seen you lead me through over and over again.
One more time I fight the battles of depression in loved ones and continue because I know that one day all will be well. One day this will be another lesson learned with the power and strength to help another with the comfort that I have had comfort from you.
So until then, as the song written by Bill and Gloria Gather, expresses: I say: My heart can sing when I pause to remember a heartache here is but a stepping stone, Along a trail that's always winding upward This troubled world is not my final home. But until then my heart will go on singing, until then with joy I'll carry, on. Until the day, my eyes behold that city, until the day God calls me home.
Flee troubled heart, rest on the Great I AM! For his word will not fail you he promised.
Luke 1:37. This I give to bring you through being a caregiver, God will be your comfort.
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