Psalm 34:17

17.  The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. (NKJV)

At times you may feel you have no more care to give.  Your assignment from God has gone on for too long.  The days become drudgery and you want out.  The Bible says cry out to God!  His Word holds a twofold promise.  First, He will hear you.

Isn’t it nice when you talk and someone hears you?  Can you listen without hearing?  Sure you can, you can be off in another world.  You can be putting together the mental grocery list.  You can be thinking of what the weather will be like to go on vacation.  God says He hears you.  He proves it by getting you out of your troubles.

God can accomplish this in different ways.  The person you give care to may change.  You may change.  Or, your responsibilities may change.  Troubles don’t just go away in relationships.  God may change the way you think by bringing you peace and joy.  He may change others by taking away a habit that was driving you crazy, or completely change them through salvation.

To deliver you God might take apart the relationship.  Another person may take over caregiving for you.  Your loved one may be recovered and able to care for themselves.  You may not be able to care for them in your home, so your burden is lessened by their transfer to a hospital or nursing home.  Or you may become separated by death.

Remember that God, in His holy temple, is ready and waiting to hear your cries.

Prayer time

Father God, I love You.    When I am distraught I ask for Your deliverance.  I trust Your wisdom of what is best for me.  Thank You for being there for me.  In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

2 thoughts on “Psalm 34:17

  1. I have seen people in this very situation, where they didn’t think they could go for one more minute. Caregiving is so tough, especially if your loved one has any form of dementia. It is critical for caregivers to have some respite to avert getting to this low point. Thanks for bringing up this difficult topic.

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