Today I woke to find a text from a dear friend and fellow Caregiver who has cared for her husband for many years during which he has faced cancer currently for the fourth time. During the past few months, my friend's husband has declined greatly and spent many weeks in and out of the hospital. Since his children all live distances away and the couple resides in the country, this Caregiver finds herself alone most of the time meeting the needs of her very ill spouse.
Her text to me this morning explained that she was up every hour during the night with her husband only sleeping from 5:30-7:00 am peacefully. When I read the message I instantly teared up for I could relate and remembered the discouragement, frustration, and fear the night can bring to a Caregiver. I prayed all throughout the day for my friend knowing God would continue to sustain her but at the same time desiring some way to encourage her in the Lord.
This afternoon I opened my devotion only to read the exact Word I knew God wanted me to share with my friend. When I read the scripture from Psalms, my heart was full with love from a God who loves me and cares so much that He sent me a verse from His Word that fit the EXACT need of my sister in Christ.
What a blessing to know, especially as a lonely, fearful Caregiver that God's personal song is with us through the night. He never leaves or forsakes us and when things are darkest, He is closest!