|This beautiful graphic is from my friend Abby over at Little Birdie Blessings. Pay her a visit!|
If you will look closely at the lovely graphic above from Little Birdie Blessings, you will see that the design is superimposed upon the music to a wonderful hymn entitled God Will Take Care of You. This verse from that hymn blessed me this morning:
No matter what may be the test
God will take care of you
Lean weary one upon His breast
God will take care of you.
"Bide just awhile longer, Child, and trust Me to take care of you." And as I wept and prayed, words began to flow, rich comfort I'd like to share with those of you who have remained in difficult life circumstances according to God's will. Sometimes it is God's will for us to leave, but when we stay because He has directed us to do so, we can have confidence that He will not forget us. He sees our suffering and will provide for us.
Blessed are you who have stayed when circumstances seemed intolerable; God has seen, God knows, God will take care of you.
Blessed are you who have kept the door open to those who have broken your heart; God has seen, God knows, God will take care of you.
Blessed are you who have remained steadfast in your relationship with loved ones who have dementia, even when you have become a target for vindictiveness you did not earn and resentment you do not deserve; God has seen, God knows, God will take care of you.
Blessed are you who toil day by day behind closed doors, in ways others will never see or know, for people who cannot give you thanks for your service or praise for your sacrifices; God has seen, God knows, God will take care of you.
The Savior who did not withhold His life and has promised to stay with us always has prepared a special blessing for those who do not withhold their lives from the needs of others; to those who have chosen to stay. He sees. He knows. He will take care of you.
Prayer: Father, here are our broken hearts. Here are our years of service. Here are the tears we can't shed, the words we can't speak, the heartaches we can't share. Thank You for seeing, knowing, and caring for us.