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Words of Encouragement
for Sandwich Generation Senior Home Care Givers
The Lord is near.
Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
This photo reminds me of a river I used to live near. I would take a short break from caring for aging parents or active grandkids, walk to the water’s edge, lean against a near-by fence and look out at the sun-reflecting ripples in the water. It never failed to leave me with such a sense of peace. Of course, that feeling didn’t last long, but it was definitely nice.
Pauls’ words remind me constantly that, even in the midst of care giving needs, health crises, and financial difficulties, God offers us a peace that does last. When I fix my gaze on the “living water” that Jesus provides, and bring all my needs to Him in prayer with thanksgiving, He keeps filling me up with that peace that we will never understand but that is so encouraging!
Sandwich Generation senior home care-giving and grandparenting isn’t always easy. Sometimes things can become overwhelming for you. Those are the times we need God’s Word the most, yet it can be so difficult to find the time to read it. That’s one of the reasons I’m participating in Word-Filled Wednesdays, to provide us with a great resource for short inspirational Bible verses to encourage us all. For more lovely photos and verses this week, please visit All You Have To Give. I’m also participating in Wordless Wednesdays at 5 Minutes For Mom with even more great pix. 🙂
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the peace that comes from God is beyond our understanding. in fact anything of God is beyond our understanding. that’s why He’s saying do not worry because He sees the bigger picture.
Hi Pia, Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the great verse and photo on your site. Very encouraging! 🙂 🙂 🙂
What a beautiful, peaceful photo–a perfect accompaniment for this scripture:-)
P. S. I subscribed to your blog. Thank you for the opportunity:-)
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Hi Mary, Thank you for visiting and for subscribing. 🙂
Hi Twinkle Mom, Thank you. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Such a calming verse and picture, bless you.
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WE also live near the river.Definitely a constant reminder to us God’s peace which surpasses all comprehension….
Thank you 🙂 I enjoyed your photo as well! Praying! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 And thank you for hosting this week’s WFW. It’s been a gift again this week! 🙂
Thank you, Lauren. And thank you for yours as well. Very encouraging for me! 🙂
Hi Laureen. Isn’t it a wonderful gift of encouragement! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I do miss it, but God has provided other encouraging walks. 🙂
That is a GORGEOUS photo! So peaceful and tranquil and it is a reminder of the bigger things that our Father have in store for us!
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This is so beautiful…and what a blessing your site is. We often forget those who are taking care of parents and helping raise grands….you are providing such a blessing here!
Peace to you..and thank you for joining with us today..you’ve left me inspired…
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this is lovely! such a comfort …
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Thank God for His peace. That is such a peaceful picture. Praying God will give you wisdom and strength to endure ~
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Blessings Kaye…Most definitely God’s WORD and this peaceful reflection
of your chosen scene leaves me so encouraged to start my day. Philippians is so filled with JOY! Yet these verses and your inspirational words of memories and reflections are filled by the power this Truth has in your life. It is so wonderful to be comforted by Paul’s words and soothed by Christ’s peace that truly is much more than we can comprehend.
What a blessing you are as a care giver and grandma! Such a beautiful and meaningful ministry! I pray that in those moments that are overwhelming that you will cling to the Rock and stay fixed on Jesus!
Thank you for your visit & words at my blog. I can just picture you singing the hymn to your grandkids. May you enJOY WFW & the peace of Christ daily.
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Hi Cathy, Thank you. I enjoyed visiting at your site as well. 🙂 You song was lovely.
Hi Peggy, thank you. 🙂 I do enjoy singing that song and many others to my grandkids. My prayer is that when they are older the words will be firmly fixed in their minds always. 🙂
Beautiful picture, great verse and beautiful insights.
Thank you for sharing.
Hi Brooke, Thank you for stopping by. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hi Stacey, Great point! Isn’t that awesome he could do that! I have a long way to go in that area!!!! 🙂
Hi Sherry, Thank you for coming by. What an awesome ministry! I’m praying for you right now too 🙂 🙂 🙂
Oh this was an encouraging post. I so get where your coming from.
I loved your WFW illustration. I am in fulltime ministry to incarcerated teens. And I get what you mean. It is difficult. Many days it is the encouragement that I get from other bloggers that gets me through. Shares God’s love and peace with me. Thanks for sharing this. I am praying for you and your work right now. May our Father give you peace when you need. And may he supply you with strength.
Thanks for sharing this.
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Great post~ I LOVE the book of Philippians:) It amazes me that Paul wrote to the Philippians from jail ~and he writes about happiness!!!
Beautiful verses & picture~Have a great day!