Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Prayers and Promises for Caregivers: Part 3

Prayers and Promises for Caregivers: Part 3
-Roy and Char Lessin


Hands To Serve
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

God will work through your hands…
To support someone who is weak…
To raise someone who has fallen…
To uphold someone who is weary…
To wipe a tear…
To hold a hand…
To give a cup of water…
To embrace…
To carry a burden…
To impart a blessing.

Char’s Story: Part 2
-Char Lessin

The lady that struggled to get out of her car at the post office was me! I was one who used to easily spring up from her car seat, but now I pulled and squirmed in every direction to get out of the car for my mail.

Because I had lost the ability to make upward movements, I would get stuck if I sat down. There was only one chair in our whole house that I could sit on and get myself up from without help. I would briefly sit in it for a breather. Otherwise, I was ‘walking the loop’ through the kitchen, dining room, and living room because my body could not remain still. Balance also became a real challenge, needing to hold someone’s arm or the furniture when walking.


The weakness that took over left me nearly helpless. Therefore, Roy had to do everything, including bringing me a glass of water. He assured me that we were in this together and showed me his love in every way, including making baked oatmeal with blueberries! There were times I asked for it 3 times a day as it was so delicious!


I had been one that rarely cried, but there was now a long period of time when I cried a lot. I was being transformed into a new person. I had been strong in my personality and needed softening.


During this time the Lord so tenderly sifted out selfishness and pride which had built up in my heart through the years. He gave me a new heart, broken with the beauty of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.


I learned not to be afraid of the Lords’ dealings with my heart, for I was drawn into His presence. I would not exchange that for anything. His presence became my medicine! His presence is where I wanted to be.


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