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One of the more difficult Sandwich Generation issues is dealing with grief and loss due to illness, hospitilization, or even hospice and death. During a prolonged season of suffering, your heart may sometimes feel like you are living in a desert. Too little time for the Word of God combined with too much overwhelming sorrow can lead you to join with the Psalmist as he wrote in Psalm 42:2,5-6…
I love the hope that is found in these difficult, yet comforting Bible verses. Notice that even though he doesn't "feel" like all is well, he chooses to fix his eyes and his heart on God. Wise words and guidance for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, caring for elderly parents, raising children or babysitting grandchildren, perhaps dealing with special needs – difficult illnesses – or more.
P.S. You can find additional encouraging and uplifting Bible verses and pictures, so comforting for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, by popping over to visit Internet Cafe Devotions. And…
Blessings Kaye… yes, these are WISE words and words of comfort and encouragement. HOPE in GOD!
Sadly this is how it gets when we are in the midst of grief or loss just being in this Sandwich Generation as you write. Your message is so true and heart warming. Knowing that we can get out of this desert place… and soak in His Living Water!
God knows where we are in this season of our lives and just what we need to see life with HOPE and return to JOY, like special words from a friend and sister in Christ, when they visit and leave some endearing words… and you find another common bond like LOVING FALL! That was so special. Praying that we can fix our eyes and heart on God.
EnJOY WFW and a wonderful week with your grandkids! They are so special.
We have an amazing blogger, Vince Corso, who is the Manager for Spiritual Care and Bereavement Services for VNSNY’s Hospice Care Program but has also been writing about his own experiences of loss and bereavement with the unexpected loss of his father. He’s a great writer and has great insights. Check out his posts at http://blogs.vnsny.org/author/vcorso/
Thank you, Kaye…what a great word! Praising God for the hope we find in Him and in His word.
joy & blessings,
Kaye…what a perfect verse for a season that we all will face at one time or another…what a blessing this will be to someone in that valley now…in fact I have a friend I need to share this with…thank you for your faithfulness to WFW! 🙂
Thanks for those encouraging, uplifting verses, Kaye. And the picture you chose is great. Blessings ~
Thank you for these comforting verses. I’ve always believed that remembering God will make your heart in peace. 🙂
Thanks for the wonderful encouragement , My Hope is in the Lord ,He is the strength of my life !
Hi Kaye, your words are so true. Our lives seem to have little purpose after we have been so absorbed in caring for our loved one–and then their absence leaves a hole both in our lives and our hearts. Your thoughts are encouraging.
Thank you for stopping by and encouraging me with your comments and Bible verses.
Thank you so much, Peggy. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks for the resource-full info, Stav. 🙂
Thank you for the sweet words of encouragement, Lori. 🙂
Thanks, Alida 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thank you, Cathy. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Amen, Janett. 🙂
Amen, Myrna, AMEN 🙂 🙂 🙂
You are very welcome, Janis. And thank you so much for your encouraging words, as well! Have a blessed week. 🙂