14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. (NKJV)
Caregivers come as a whole package. You don’t only provide shelter, food, and clothing. They are the basic physical needs for survival. For true quality of life you need to offer more than that. Silence may be golden in a library but not with your loved one. Conversation stimulates the mind and shows that you value and respect them.
There will be somethings you have no control over. Your loved one may have limited mental health from, dementia, Alzheimer’s, forgetfulness or other issues. What you can do is take care of your own mental health.
What are the meditations of your heart? What is your mind contemplating throughout your day? These thoughts all spill over into the quality of care, the quality of life, you want to provide. The words you speak will come forth from your heart.
Most days you can be strong in the Lord because you know He is your strength and Redeemer. You have meditated on Him. Your thoughts are pleasing. Love, compassion, gentleness, and patience flow smoothly through your mind and in your speech. On the difficult days, go back to your Lord for more strength. He has an unlimited supply.
My Lord and my Redeemer, thank You for all the times You find me acceptable. I know that this is only possible by Your strength in me. Help me to keep my thoughts on You. Let me speak only words pleasing to You. I pray this in Your name, amen.