Developing a New Routine

A concerned caregiver
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits…. Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.—PSALM 103:2, 5 NASB

Change isn’t easy. How many of us find it difficult to sit in a different section of the church, preferring “our seat” Sunday after Sunday? Often we stay with the same company—long after we should have left—because we’re afraid to try another job. Our daily routine becomes a security blanket for us, even in the area of caregiving.

But, inevitably, that role will change. When our caretaking ends, we may find it hard to adjust to a new routine. That’s okay, though. Our heavenly Father has a good plan for that season of our lives, too, and He’ll help us with whatever adjustments are needed. The changes may be great or small, but whatever our situation, God will be with us. He’ll be patient with us in our grief. He’ll help us deal with the paperwork, the medical bills, and all the other things that require our attention.

As we anticipate that new chapter of our lives, God has a reminder for us: He wants to fill our lives with good things. He wants to refresh us.

And He’s perfectly able to accomplish that.

Today's Prayer:

Lord, as I adjust to the changes in my life and develop new routines, please give me hope and a fresh new perspective once my caretaking days are over.

Adapted from Strength & Grace: Daily Devotions for Caregivers, a new publication from Guideposts