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Neck-Deep in Woe

Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck…. I am weary with my crying… my eyes fail while I wait for my God.—PSALM 69:1, 3 NKJV

Not all of us are criers. But as we provide care, many of us still feel neck-deep in woe. It’s difficult to see a loved one’s faculties and abilities slip away. Though doctors and therapists offer help, our loved one’s lives often improve only modestly, or for just a while. Life isn’t the same—and we all grieve deeply.

As we sorrow, let’s remember that God alone is our Savior. Medical professionals have limited powers, but God is completely unlimited. The effects of sin in our world have created the caregiving situation we find ourselves in—but we are never abandoned.

Even when health and technology fail, we must remember God’s mercy has not changed. As we steadfastly rely on Him and see His work in our situations, weeping can turn to peace. We’ll watch God redesign our lives—and hope will return. No misery can completely overtake us when we walk faithfully with God.

Thank You, Jesus, that when sorrow begins to overwhelm me, You are still there for me. Thank You for lifting my heart and head.

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