But God Knows …
In the Word
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling … (Psalm 27:5a).
Of the Word
“Alzheimer’s disease.” The very words bring sadness, fear, dismay. The disease has an effect on both the afflicted and the caregivers.
Simple tasks become difficult, then impossible. Familiar names and places become jumbled and blurred. Life seems to be not a day of trouble but rather a long sequence of troubles.
What then? Christians turn to God and His Word. They take comfort in His promises. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you …” (Isaiah 41:10a).
Alzheimer’s blurs memories, destroys abilities, and changes personalities, but the Holy Spirit’s love does not change. The victim of Alzheimer’s may not remember Him, but the Father still knows and loves His child. Jesus Christ’s loving hands reach out to support, strengthen, and reassure.
Walking with my Lord
O Lord, help me to cope with the trouble that surrounds me. Wrap me in Your love and strengthen me to face tomorrow. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Comfort from the Psalms. Authors: Marcia Gomulka & Myrna Lou Meyer. 7/30 ©2009 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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