As a caregiver of someone who is chronically ill, you may find yourself feeling alone and as helpless as the person living with the illness.
Maybe you belong to a support group. Support groups are wonderful and recommended.
Maybe extended family pitches in and helps … when they can. Great.
Maybe you have even placed yourself or loved on your church’s prayer list. Fantastic.
While others praying for you is wonderful, you need to keep up your own time with God.
- Step one is accepting Him as Lord and Saviour.
- Step two is reading from the Bible.
- Step three is praying. Just share what is in your heart. For example, we can tell the Lord we are scared, tired, worn out, or worried. He listens. He cares.
- Step four is to claim the promise that the Lord is our helper.
Today’s Bible Verse:
Hebrews 13:6 (KJV), “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
What the verse means:
Today’s verse tells us to boldly say, the Lord is my helper. It adds that in Christ we can have victory over fear.
Praying using the verses:
- Without any hesitation or doubt, In all times of difficulty when we don’t know how to pray or how we will make it even through the night, we have an assurance that God will not leave us to suffer.
- What can we fear if we have the assurance that the Lord is on our side, and that he will help us?
- We fear nothing. Man can do no more to us than God permits, and no more than will be for our own good.
- We know under whatever trials we may be placed, we need be under no painful anxiety, for God will be our protector and our friend.
Heavenly Father, help us to cling to You and keep our total trust in You.d Jesus, thank you for the rest You give us.
- God, we ask to experience it again this day.
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Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a novelist, poet, book reviewer, and award-winning short story writer. His work has appeared in over twenty venues, including Bewildering Stories and Beyond Imagination. When not writing each morning at his favorite coffee house, he supports his writing, reading, and book reviewing habit working as an IT application support engineer. He is a former Captain in the US Army. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and military science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. In his mid-forties, he returned to college completing the core curriculum for a computer science degree. His blog Kepler’s Book Reviews was named a 100 best blogs for history buffs. He is an author. His books and collections available on Amazon.
2 thoughts on “Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Anxiety”
Your posts are a consistent source of encouragement & inspiration. Thank you.
Rex, thank you for your kind words.