Where does our help come from: the Lord

I will lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121: 1-2

Being a caregiver, in addition to working full time, can be to say the least sometimes a burden. I have found that most caregivers are unappreciated and taken for granted at times. But when praying on a particular difficult day, I suddenly looked at it from a different perspective. yes, care giving is difficult, and stressful, and even a burden at times. but it was what the Lord chose for me. so, I pray these verses a lot, and often., I mean really often… and I have learned how to be patient, show more compassion, and to be less selfish, .

Prayer for caregivers;
Dear Heavenly Father, when you called me to be a caregiver, I never thought it would be so difficult. Please help me to open my eyes to the opportunities that surround me. Help me, when I am over stressed to see this ministry as the blessing and gift that it can be. To serve others without being selfish, to be more compassionate, loving and patient. I pray for caregivers everywhere, that they may turn to you in difficult moments, and stay focused in Your Word, for strength and encouragement.
Thank you for this opportunity to serve others.

Daily Inspirational by Sister Denise Boley, Abbess; Alpine Apostolate of St Michael the Arch Angel, Apline TX

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1 Response to Where does our help come from: the Lord

  1. elizzybelle says:

    This article really touched me spiritually. I am a caregiver, I was a caregiver at a Nursing Home for two years and took care of the sick and dying. To me this was the most fulfilling work that I had ever done. To help comfort those in their last days, to brighten the lives of those who felt alone and helpless and hopeless. I am no longer a CNA, but I take care of my mother, who is disabled and widowed. I have received a calling from God to begin learning so that I can start a ministry eventually. This Blog has been very helpful, as has the Archdiocese of Saint Michael- in helping me to realize my path. Truly- thank you for your wisdom and words of comfort and guidance.
    God Bless.
    J. Elizabeth

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