Dawn awakens with shades of lavender and apricot, glorious brushstrokes from the hand of God. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is yet to be, but today — today is the moment in which we live and is the timeframe of the Great I AM. His grace IS sufficient. Great IS His faithfulness. He IS a very present help in times of trouble.
Right now. Each moment of each new day.
As I walk through this valley of difficulty, the Lord reveals Himself to me in sweet and tender ways. He holds me when I cry. He surrounds me when I’m afraid of tomorrow. He reminds me of His eternal purposes when I begin to drown in despair.
And He reminds me I am His own.
Frontotemporal Dementia is not for sissies. Taking care of my best friend and husband of thirty-six years and watching his brain die, his body tilt and sway with balance issues, his frantic call in the night because he heard our beloved Blue barking (Blue passed away three months ago) is almost unbearable at times.
And yet … He is. God remains in my present.
He is my strength when my own strength fails me.
He is my peace when I simply want to run away from it all.
He is my joy and my laughter when I think I might drown in my sorrow.
He is. He knows. He sees.
We are not alone in our broken and difficult places.
A precious friend sent this video to me to encourage me and because she knows how much I rely on El Roi: the God who sees me and knows all about it. The video is produced by Kathie Lee Gifford with Nicole C. Mullen serving as actress and singer. It is beyond powerful and will lift you above your circumstances into the very presence of our God.
~ The God Who Sees, by Kathie Lee Gifford and Nicole C. Mullen along with The Rock, The Road and The Rabbi Foundation ~
Dear One, you are loved by a magnificent God who loves you beyond comprehension. Run to Him. Call upon His beautiful Name, the name of Jesus. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will hide you beneath the shadow of His wings until this calamity passes you by because you are His child, the apple of His eye.
I can testify to this.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I would love for you to share what’s on your heart in the comments below. Scroll a little farther down and you’ll see where you can leave your comments. Together, we can find the nearness of God in our darkest moments.
Sweet blessings to you,
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Oh, Nan. I continue to pray for your husband and you as his sweet caregiver. And so thankful for the Great I AM being “He IS” to you and me and all of us under His watchful eye and care.
Karen, you are such a precious friend. I cherish your prayers.
I came across your website fairly recently and find your beautiful words about our Lord such great comfort. Thank you so much for using the gifts God has given you to help others like me.
3 T. virgin coconut oil a day will help the dementia. .
God is in you, with you, and for you. May He strengthen you and help you take care of your precious husband; and I pray for complete healing for him; be restored today in the Name of Jesus Christ! And we thank you Jesus!
Blessings to you,
Oh Leslie, you are the sweetest thing. Thank you for your kind words and prayers. It means so much to me. I hadn’t heard that about coconut oil and dementia. It doesn’t surprise me, though. I love coconut oil. I use it for my wrinkle cream and oil pulling for my teeth 🙂 I’m so thankful my words have touched you and I pray they give you strength for the journey.