As Sandwich Generation senior home care givers and grandparents, we can have up days and we can have down days, can't we? For that matter, so can our elderly parents, our adult kids, and even our grandchildren. But God is always there to lift us up, encourage us, and enable us to deal with whatever life throws our way.
Today I watched a video featuring a young man with an infectious smile who reminded me of this very fact. I knew I had to share it with you. Nick Vujicic is an Australian who was born to parents who were strong Christians. He was born without arms and legs. In spite of what seemed to be an overwhelming obstacle, he has grown up to love God tremendously and now has a wonderful Christian ministry to encourage others to fully surrender to and depend on God.
The two encouraging quotes that blessed me the most, as a senior home care giver and grandmother, were:
God does not seek out our capabilities to serve Him. He seeks our availability.
The greatest lie we are believing today is that you need to do this life alone!
As the Bible reminds us:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge HIm and He will make your paths straight.
No matter how hard the senior home care can be, no matter how sad going through hospice is, no matter how difficult it is to deal with problems involving grandchildren, we need to cling to the fact that GOD IS IN CONTROL, GOD LOVES US, GOD HAS PROMISED TO NEVER LEAVE US OR FORSAKE US!!!! I hope and pray this video will encourage each each of you in the Sandwich Generation to know that you can hold on to God and His promises and He will lead and guide you!
Don't forget to share this video with your grandchildren. You might also be interested to know that he has recorded a DVD entitled "Life Without Limbs," as well as a DVD for teens, No Arms, No Legs, No Worries: Youth Version, and has a book, Life Without Limits, which came out in October of this year. That's one I know I bought. 🙂 With all the heroes our grandchildren look up to who have feet of clay, it's such a blessing to know there are Godly heroes, like Nick Vujicic, who can inspire them and encourage them to put their full trust in God!