18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (NIV)
This verse is so often used in regard to marriage. But, in my opinion, it has more to offer us. The Bible also says “for where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Do you feel alone in your caregiving? That is not healthy for you and therefore your loved one. If you are not on top of your game they suffer too. We were not meant to be alone.
God will provide, you need to be watching and listening. For me there occurred an amazing series of events that led me to joining an online small group. We have about six women and we are from all over the country and sometimes the world. We have never met each other. These women are special. Each one hand picked by God to support me, well each other. But I have that hour of respite every week and the blessed assurance of their prayers.
So there are options out there you many not have thought of. In a perfect world you would be sharing your responsibilities with someone else. There may be some agencies in your area to check into. You may be in a church where you can get support. But if opportunities are hard to come by, check out the internet. You can find support from other caregivers and Christian small groups meeting online.
The important point is you should not, and don’t have to, go it alone. God gives more than we ask or imagine. He gave me my small group and they are supporting me more than I could have imagined was possible.
Father you are an amazing designer. You have a plan to gather others around me to lift me up when I’m faltering. Please lead me in Your way to the people You have already chosen to be my support team. Enable me to give back as well. In Jesus name I ask You to be a blessing to us all today. Amen