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Caregiver Job Description, Tips and Encouragement

As we study God's word and attempt to increasingly reflect Jesus, we Christians develop a caregiver's heart and often find ourselves in that position.
Such verses as these from Matthew and 1 Peter serve to soften hearts and prepare minds.

"So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 7:12 (ESV)

"Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind." 1Peter 3:8 (ESV)

You may have transitioned into the role of caregiver without realizing it. Your spouse or parent or child became ill and you took care of them. Their illness became a lingering condition. You may have volunteered to help a close friend or a person with no one to turn to.
Pray that God will give you the strength and the patience needed. Pray that He will give you compassion as well as wisdom in knowing what care is needed. Pray for strength and endurance for the long hall.

Pray for God to send helping hands. Pray that they will be loving, capable and eager to serve.
As Jesus said, "By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:35 (ESV)

From Amazon.com

Hope for the Caregiver: Encouraging Words to Strengthen Your Spirit

The 36-Hour Day, fifth edition: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease,
Related Dementias, and Memory Loss (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)

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