"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee," Isaiah 43:2
All the responsibilities of a caregiver can be exhausting so I hear. At this time, I don't feel exhausted; however, I have had times of fever, aches, and pain, wondering if I would be well enough to care for my husband. Those fevers, aches, and pains did pass. Praise God!!
If you have read my first post, you would know that a stem cell transplant and months of recovery are in our near future. It's like a tornado is heading straight for us and we can do nothing to stop it. But we can pray that the damage is minimal.
A Christian "shalt not be burned" when he/she walks through the fire. The Lord says "I will be with thee" when we walk through the waters and that "they shalt not overflow thee". What a promise! Why should I worry or fret?
Cancer or any other illness is not a good thing, but it does offer the caregiver and/or patient positive aspects:
1. A closer relationship with God
2. More trust in God
3. A chance for others to see our faith in action
4. A faith purified by testing