Caregiving tosses us into a bewildering spiritual journey not of our own choosing. I have discovered storms of anger can build in our hearts and mess with our souls. With each new sandbar and roiling wave, the anger surfaces, and we have to fumble for a life vest one more time. Our care receivers are in pain, depressed, coping with the latest problems, but so are we.
—Nell E. Noonan, Not Alone: Encouragement for Caregivers (Upper Room Books, 2009)
Who or what helps you remember you are not alone in your situation?
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The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 4:7 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change those things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
—Prayer attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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