For Heroes and Heroines: Caregivers
In my eyes, you automatically win the title of hero. As a caregiver, you are doing the work of the Lord. When Jesus sees you doing unpleasant tasks for your loved one, He deems it precious. You are fulfilling what the Lord said about true, deep love. You are important.
Though you may not get public recognition, the Lord recognizes you and what you do. In His eyes, you are doing work that is more important than a celebrity's job. You are doing the work of the Lord.
Jesus touched people and dirtied His hands to help them. He blended spittle and smeared it on the eyes of the blind. He got dirty to make others clean. How He loves you!
He fills me with His love and, with that love, I love you. Thank you for the job you are doing. You are precious to Jesus and to me.
With Jesus' love,
P.S. I strongly urge you to get connected with a great church and that you have consistent prayer support. One way you can get prayer is thru our prayer group online: www.prayingpals.org.
The Weary Caregiver's Prayer
by Stacie Ruth
Jesus, be my caregiver as I give care.
Clothe me with strength; my soul is so bare.
Give me love as I love my loved one.
Grant me grace. I no longer can run.
Pick me up and carry me as I lift.
I'm weary. Please give me the gift
To keep going while knowing You're there.
Be my caregiver, Jesus, as I give care.
View a video of a comforting song for caregivers and all stressed-out people. The video is inspiration from their CD.
Quotes from God's Word to Help the Caregiver
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Romans 5:5 - And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Hebrews 6:19 - We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…
Hebrews 10:23 - Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Psalm 71:21 - You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
Psalm 119:50 - My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
Psalm 119:76 - May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
Isaiah 49:13 - Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
Isaiah 51:12 - "I, even I, am he who comforts you…”
Isaiah 66:13 - “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you…”
Jeremiah 31:13 - Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Matthew 5:4 - Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
John 14:1 - "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 - Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
2 Corinthians 1:5 - For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
2 Corinthians 7:6 - But God, who comforts the downcast…
Philippians 2:1-2 - If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Helpful Sites for Caregivers
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Read the below caregiving articles by Stacie Ruth Stoelting for CBN.com: