Remember When

The sun rising over a moutnaintop

I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.—Psalm 77:11–12 NIV

Caregivers have many things to remember: doctor’s appointments, medication schedules, errand runs, bills to pay, phone calls to return…the list goes on and on. But while we’re trying to keep those things in mind, we’re also trying to forget some others—like the pain in a loved one’s face or the way life used to be before this season of caregiving began. Sometimes we wonder if there’s anything we can think about that won’t cause either stress or pain.

We can think of God. Remembering who He is and all He’s done strengthens our faith. When it seems as if our caregiving duties are overwhelming, we remember God’s promises to help us. When our needs seem to be great, we remember that God said He will meet all of our needs. When we feel alone, we remember that Jesus said He would never, ever leave us.

Always remember that the God who performed the miracles in Bible times is the same God who watches over us each day. As we contemplate who He is, what He can do, and what He’s promised to accomplish in our lives, our thoughts change from stressful to peaceful.

Today's Prayer:

Dear God, help me to remember all that You’ve done and have promised to do. May my thoughts rest on You today.

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