Scriptures For A Caregiver

My writing coach advises me to post a blog every two weeks. Part of me says, “There’s so much good stuff to read, I can’t possibly read everything I want to read. So why should I add my stuff to the overabundance?” But another part of me says, “God called me to be a writer, therefore I should at least try to determine what He wants me to write.”

I’ve felt almost in limbo since January.

Part of the reason for the gap is that I was getting my first books ready for publication. I had my first book signing February 16. These are the books I have for sale:

            Rescued by God’s Mercy stresses the mercy of God as told about in the book of Isaiah, and tells how God rescued me.

            The Runaway is a fiction story (or modern-day parable) intended to illustrate how God feels about his rebellious children.

            Songs and Poems From a Yielded Heart is a collection of the song lyrics and poems I wrote during my spiritual journey.

 

The other reason for my lack of blogging is that I’ve been wearing a new hat for the past four months. My main job now is caregiver.

On November 1, my husband broke his hip. Three weeks later, he broke his femur on the same side.  Between doctor visits and visiting him in the hospitals and nursing home while trying to keep things caught up at home, I was quite busy. It was also stressful as he was confused—probably from the anesthesia.

Since Feb. 18th, he’s been home and he is getting better. But now I’m the only caregiver, so I’m  busy. But he’s making progress and it’s better being together.

The Bible verses below have helped me in my situation. Maybe some of you can also relate. If so, please comment and let me know. Thereby we can encourage each other.

“We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him,

who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 RSV).

 

“As for you, (Satan), you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” (Genesis 50:20a RSV).

 

“I (God) have loved you with an everlasting love;therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you,” (Jeremiah 31:3 RSV)

 

“My (Jesus‘) grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9 RSV).

 

“Peace I (Jesus) leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.

Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27 RSV).

 

“Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with Thanksgiving,

let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding,

will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Colossians 4:6-7 RSV).

 

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous (or victorious) right hand (Isaiah 41:10 NIV).

 

Thanks for reading. God bless you richly. Judith (Judy) Vander wege

 

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