Thursday, January 5, 2012
I will carry you....
Caretaking can suck the life out of you. It has the ability to sap you of all strength, make you believe that it will never end. Like this is your lot in life. You feel alone.......unappreciated for all you do. You may even deal with hostility from the one you are trying to take care of.
I have heard it over and over again. Health care professionals will verify it. For some strange reason, many times the caretaker becomes the focus of abuse by the very ones who are being taken care of.
When you are most tired and vulnerable, that is when Satan attacks. He does his best to make you feel singled out and alone. That's his specialty. That's what he did to Jesus too.
He also loves to make you feel as if you are undeserving of any other kind of life. He whispers things like "this is what you were meant to do until they end, or you do. But one thing we must never, ever forget.
He is and always will be A Big Fat Liar. Sometimes he even gets us to believe that God did it to us. After all, he says, God could have prevented the circumstance.
He is a tricky one, he is. He knows what we believe about God, because he makes it a point to know which ones belong to Jesus. We are his target. But He knows he can't have us for eternity, but that doesn't stop him from messing with us now.
But this is the truth:
Whatever you are going through will not be forever. It will end. It is temporary. You won't die from it, God has you. He has promised to carry you along and save you. He wants good things for you. And, in the end, you will have the peace that others seek but cannot find. You are doing what is right and what will cause you to have peace ultimately. God will work it out for your good.
Be assured.......He will bring back all that time you thought was lost forever....pressed down and shaken together. You will have years, you will have vacations again, the sun will shine brilliantly in your life once again, even brighter than before.
Be assured. He will bring it to pass.