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Stepping Stones: For All Caregivers

Stepping Stones: For All Caregivers
March 17, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

God never promised us days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain…but He did promise strength to get through each day, comfort for the tears, and a lighthouse to guide the way. As you provide finances, care, comfort, or support for an aging parent, a spouse, or friend, turn to God for strength and hope.

While at times you might not understand why you and your family are facing these challenging times, if you seek God, you will find Him. He promises to hear your prayers and meet your needs. He is your source. He is the one who will make the impossible, possible.

I know my initial reaction often times is to do as much as I can…God did gift me with skills to solve problems…so I get after the problem. Then when I reach the end of my resources and skills, I call on God.

Too often we exhaust ourselves with our own efforts before we ask God for His help and provision for our needs. We focus on the need and become overwhelmed by it. He will help us, and he wants us to pray to Him for the strength, wisdom and resources to accomplish His will.

Today, take time to meditate on God’s Word. The Bible has a great deal to say about aging and care giving concerns. You will find guidance, strength and hope. Open your Bible and spend quiet time with God every day. No matter how busy you are, determine to set aside that special time with Him. And remember that He is with you every moment of the day.

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Prayer
Father, at times I get so weary, physically and emotionally. And sometimes I find myself turning everywhere else for help before coming to You. Help me to remember to always come to You first. I know that You are truly my source of strength. I pray this and all prayers for the one who is the ultimate care giver, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Isaiah 40:31
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:31-34

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