Tuesday, February 2, 2016

For the Caregivers


Many days you wonder. You wonder if anyone sees all you do in caring for someone else.

The days that seem endless. The tasks that feel monotonous.

Let me remind you...God sees. He sees it all. What you do for someone else, you do for Him.

That someone else sees it too. It may not be acknowledged. It may seem unappreciated. But it is felt.

And that matters.

Some days you feel the blessing. Other days you feel exhausted. It is okay to care for yourself too. No, it's more than okay—it's necessary. Feeling drained leaves little to offer to others.

You may never hear a thank you—but how wonderful it is when you do. To know your work matters inspires you to keep giving.

But know this...caring for another is some of the most important work there is.

You are making a difference in someone else's life.

An impact that won't be forgotten.

A lasting impression that will have a ripple effect.
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 NIV
In Christ,
Laura

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6 comments:

  1. Great reminder that God see it all. Nothing is wasted. Glad we're neighbors at Sharing His Beauty.

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  2. Hi Laura,
    Great post! I've got a special needs little one and often feel the exhaustion. This was a beautiful blessing of reminder today!

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  3. What a great reminder, especially as I anxiously await the birth of my first baby (any day now!)...I know there are so many times, even now, even in the middle of immense blessing, where our humble serving feels like it goes unnoticed. Thank you for this encouragement!

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  4. Laura, this is a message that every caregiver needs to hear and be reminded of because it is hard every day and when in the midst, one forgets that there are sweet moments intermingled with the tough. Each person is so very important to God. He holds them. I know from 15 years of caring for my mother.

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  5. so encouraging for those who do so much. thanks, laura

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  6. This is beautiful encouragement for those of us who are in nurturing and caregiving seasons. Thank you for sharing it with us at Grace & Truth!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!