Saturday, April 9, 2011

Who's Gonna Carry Me?

Recently I watched a very inspiring video. A college student hit her first ever home run but tore something in her knee and couldn't make it past first base. The other runners ran for home but she was stranded on first. Her team couldn't help her because it would forfeit the run and make it only a two run single. A couple of young ladies on the other team picked her up and carried her across the rest of the bases to home plate! I was so inspired...then I started thinking about it...I've been in this pain (which can be immobilizing at time for the cargiver) for 2 and a half years. What if I cannot get past a "first base" that may come up in our lives? Who would carry me to the goal?

In the video it was the opposing team's members who carried her. Now you know, our opponent is Satan and he ain't gonna help us out in the least! lol! But when I am wounded, or hurting, or can't go on...Who's gonna carry me?

The church disappeared a short way into this journey of caregiving. So I cannot really count on them. I have a few friends here...but will they carry me?

So I began a short search for scriptures and found one most interesting. Deuteronomy 1:30-31 states this The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.

 Somehow it was a very comforting thought that He intentionally went after His people who were bound in Egypt, set them free, then carried them through the wilderness to safety. He certainly didn't make all their problems and obstacles disappear (that would of course be my choice!) but He did not abandon them to the wilderness either! He will carry us through when the pain is too much to bear. I love the thought of Him carrying me like a father gently carries his son!

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  1. I am so thankful I found your blog. You are blessing my heart so much. I don't even know why? Maybe its because after 3 years of caring for my wife ever time I read one of your devotionals I have experienced the exact same thing. I tried a few support groups on facebook and it ended up being a lot of complaining and no Godly input. We had the same experience with the church and I am not knocking the church, I thought about this yesterday people have a life and cant know how hard this is. God is faithful even when I am not . Blessing to you , praying

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    1. I would never knock the church - I spent many years in it as a minister! It's not their fault that they don't know what to do with us! We don't fit in any box.

      I've been in a few support groups over the last 7 years but couldn't find a devotion that really helped me stay focused - so I decided to write what I needed to hear! lol And here you have it!

      Thanks so much for reading and for your encouraging words!

      Jeanie

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