Saturday, March 12, 2011

Perfect Peace

I must admit that I do not always walk in perfect peace! The strains of being a caregiver can be enormous. But then on top of that are still the demands of every day life. I still have to cook, do laundry and clean house. Add to that finding adequate work on line and I can be a stressed out mess before you know it! Sometimes just simple every day (I call them "normal") events can trigger major emotional upheaval.

But when we can take ourselves back to the Lord, meditate on Him and wait for His direction there is always peace. My own level of contention determines how long it takes me to get back to it!

In Psalm 139, David asked the Lord to try my anxious thoughts. That can be our prayer today as we go about the loved-filled work of care giving. And when we keep our minds on Him (Isaiah 26:3) He will give us His perfect peace.

It is my intention to stay in that peace today. Will you join me?

2 comments:

  1. It is such a blessing to me to find this blog. My husband has been disabled for almost 15 years. I am very familiar with the challenges that are faced by long term caregiving. At first your church family is very involved but as time goes by you figure out that this is not their path to walk but the path that God has chosen for you to walk and many times that is walked with God alone. Thankfully he carries me when I am at my weakest. I continue to believe my husband is healed. I know that God is in control. The recent twist in our lives is the doctors saying they believe I have MS. I choose not to let this shake my peace in God. He has my husband and me in his hands and I know that my God is the great physician and our healer. Thank you so much for posting this blog. I know that this is long. Sorry. Guess I needed someone else who understands to talk to.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. I'm always here to listen! I know what's it is like to feel like the church and even long time friends don't know how to walk it out with you. I have so learned to rely on His strength to make it each day...thanks for reading! (and sharing!)

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