"Carer Words of Wisdom"

My son-in-law told me something tonight that really hit home:

Why does God put us through these hard times? When we think things are the worst it can get.

God is preparing us to let go when our loved ones die. So we will not give up on life itself, and be grateful that our loved ones are gone with no more pain.

We will as caregivers feel our work is done, we did the best that we could. We feel released from our job as a carer. It helps us deal with death.

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  • Thanks for that. Even as a Christian it is sometimes difficult to accept what is happening and why. I was once told by a pastor that God will never put on us more than we can bare and I have shouted to Him that I can't bare much more, but He gives me the strength when I need it. I remember years ago questioning a pastor as to why awful things happen. He said he couldn't give a definite answer but how would we appreciate the good things and good days if we didn't know any bad times. He also said God is crying with us in our despair. His own son was a refugee as a baby and his parents had to flee the country with Him, he was persecuted, suffered torture and died a horrible death but what happened next wiped away all that.

    I will have some questions for Him though when the day comes.

    I hope today is a good one for you.


  • The everlasting God has in His wisdom foreseen from eternity the cross that He now presents to you as a gift from His inmost heart. This cross He now sends you He has considered with His all-knowing eyes, understood with His divine mind, tested with His wise justice, warmed with loving arms and weighed with His own hands to see that it be not one inch too large and not one ounce too heavy for you. He has blessed it with His holy Name, anointed it with His consolation, taken one last glance at you and your courage, and then sent it to you from heaven, a special greeting from God to you, an alms of the all-merciful love of God.

    These words kept me going through mother-in-laws cancer,my divorce and so many other tough times since then. I have to keep reminding myself no one promised that life would be fair when ever I think what I could do last year that now I cannot.

    my granddaughters 3 and 1 remind me how much there is to carry-on for and love me no less. I'm just waiting for the miracle

  • What wonderful words of encouragement. I've printed them and put them in the front of my bible; And yes, the latest generation are a true blessing and worth carrying on for.



  • The bible shows that God whose name is Jehovah ,does not cause any of the suffering that PSP patients or we carers suffer. He does tell us in Revelation 21 verse 3&4 what he will do about. This gives us hope for the future and also comfort now, explaining why we suffer these terrible illnesses.

  • This has all been very comforting. I am not comforted these last few days. I know my Lord is there, I just feel exhausted and scared so it's good to hear others get strength from the

    God's Word.


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