The most cautious and caring among us can forget. Pressures in and around us can easily pull our attention in a variety of directions. Life is complex. Caregiving adds even more levels of demands and complexity.
But we do not care alone. In times of demanding pressure, and in times of deep, tender quiet, we are only partners in caregiving. With our own eyes we cannot see deep enough to understand fully what’s happening to the one we care for at any moment. On our own, our hearts cannot feel deep enough to feel what they feel.
We need resources beyond our own. Today…and every day…we need the insights and wisdom of THE ULTIMATE CAREGIVER. We need his presence and his patience. We need his comfort and his calm. And we have our LORD’s strong assurance: “I will never leave you or forsake you.” So we can say with confidence, “The LORD is my helper. I will not be afraid.” (Hebrews 13:5,6)
And…as our LORD’s partner in caregiving, be assured that “God will never forget the needy, the hope of the afflicted will never perish”. Psalm 9:18
Prayer – Thank you, LORD, for the confidence that comes from knowing that we are partners in caregiving.