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Legacy13
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05/16/2014 03:33PM  
Hello, best wishes to all.

I am a caregiver entering a tough phase. A Hospice nurse's aid gave me these words to help me. Could someone help me with them?

Psalm 18:30

II Corinthians 12:10

If you could say a prayer for my mother to help ease and end her suffering I would be eternally grateful.

Bless you all,

Cary
 
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woodsandwater
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05/16/2014 08:24PM  
Hi, Cary. Being a caregiver is a very draining ministry to your Mom. I commend you for being there for her. I'm not sure why those particular passages were suggested. I've always loved Psalm 23 and John 14:1-3. It is ok for you to pray that the Lord be merciful and call your Mom home. And it is ok for you to tell your Mom it is ok for her to go. Do you have a pastor you can call to be with you through this? I will keep you and your Mom in my personal prayers. Jesus the Good Shepherd is with you.
 
tobiedog
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05/16/2014 09:00PM  
Cary,

Those verses remind me that God is present and powerful, especially when we feel powerless. I especially like the phrase somewhere in Psalms where it says we can rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I'll definitely add my prayers and ask for His sweet shadow to cover you and yours.
 
walleye_hunter
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05/16/2014 10:26PM  
I will pray for you and your family. I know what it is like to be with a dying parent.

II Corinthians 12:10 will make more sense if you read verses 7-10.

And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart me. And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Paul had some sort of disease or physical problem that he prayed for healing from but the answer that he was given is "My grace is sufficient for you." Many believe it was an eye problem (Gal 6:11) but that is not the issue. We all have thorns at various times in life. Sometimes the LORD will remove those thorns but if He does not, we can find comfort in knowing that God's grace is all-sufficient. His grace is most definitely sufficient enough for you and your mother if you look to Jesus during this difficult time.

Remember, for the believer, it is far better to depart and be with Christ. Phil 1:23

 
Arkansas Man
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05/17/2014 07:57AM  
Cary,
Praying for you and your mother. As others have said this is not an easy time in your life, or your mothers. Your strength can come from knowing that this is not the end when she passes, that you will see her again in Heaven. God will never put more on you than you can bear although at times, in our human weakness we wonder. Remember as it says in Revelation 21, 1-4 All things will be made new, and all believers will be with the Father in the New Heaven.

Praying for you brother!!

Bruce
 
GrandpaT
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05/17/2014 10:06AM  
Prayers sent.

As she completes her mission here and readies herself to return home, remember all that she has done to prepare you to become the spiritual leader of your family. The greatest legacy to any man or woman is to know that they were able leave their Faith, Hope, and Love in the very capable hands of the ones they love, just as The Lord Himself did.

We are all here to help comfort and help whenever the need arises. God Bless brother.
 
Legacy13
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05/17/2014 12:13PM  
Thank you, every one of you.

I'm lucky to have special people helping me, both known to me and now on here. They helped me to say good bye to my Mom and I assured her I would be alright. It seemed to help her and I know it helped me. Back to sitting with her... bless you all. I'll try to take what I have learned to help others.

Cary
 
Legacy13
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05/18/2014 03:32AM  
Mom, we've had our moments and yelled at each other, but we always made up. Your greatest gift to me was to teach me the glory of unconditional love. It is a gift I will try to share as I go on with my life. I love you.

Mom passed away this evening. She was not suffering. After the hospice nurse came and prepared her body, her face took on a look of peace, with almost a smile, and it brought me peace.

Thank you for your kind words and thoughts.

Cary
 
joetrain
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05/18/2014 05:46AM  
So sorry to hear this. However I cant help thinking that God tells us to "taste and see how good He is" and now your mom is seeing that like never before.

~JOE~
 
joetrain
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05/18/2014 05:46AM  
So sorry to hear this. However I cant help thinking that God tells us to "taste and see how good He is" and now your mom is seeing that like never before.

~JOE~
 
GrandpaT
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05/19/2014 01:04AM  
Again more prayers for you and your family. May His peace envelop you and hold out the darkness. And may your mother whisper in your ear each time the wind blows over you. God Bless.
 
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