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March 11, 2023 at 11:49 pm #305007WaiGuest
I’m single at my 60s n now living in a rental room, while the house which I’m a joint owner is resided by my 89-year-old ailing widow mom and a mentally ill brother. I would want to stay in that house, but my brother is quite disruptive because of his illness, and taking care of my mother while living with her means no boundary for me. My mom doesn’t like the idea of my brother moving out alone, she feels better that he’s near her. She also feel that the house is hers, n doesn’t want to move to a smaller but safer place without stairs to climb as she’s lived in this house for close to 30 years. So, ended up I’ve to move. I’ve to take care of her as she has advanced dementia n kidney disease, so I ended up having to go back and forth between my two “homes”, paying rent for my room, while also paying my share of the house which I’m also an owner. I could only work part-time because of having to give care to mom. Apart from financial burden, I feel so stressed being a caregiver to both mother n brother … also worrying always as to what to do with my brother when one day my mom pass away. I pray that my God who owns cattle on a thousand hills would just give me an affordable n more permanent living space and also my life wouldn’t be just wrapping around giving care to mother and brother. I don’t want anything bad happen to them, but I really feel I can’t go on like this anymore, and feeling so lonely n helpless sometimes. I have other siblings but they’re living in other countries n can’t help much. I pray God will have mercy on us! Thanks!
April 30, 2023 at 5:51 pm #308166LavornGuest
I pray in agreement with Wai. You say you will supply all our needs according to your riches in glory in Christ. You know and you see Wai’s needs and the needs of her mom and brother. We pray for wisdom, and for Wai to be sensitive to your guidance and counsel. Lord, you say that you have not given us a spirit of fear but of love and a sound mind so I pray that if there is fear, that your spirit of peace, truth and love cast it out and that Wai be able to experience the peace and freedom that is hers in Christ. Lord, we ask that you give Wai the insight to know how to steward and manage the realities of her situation and that she be able to partner with you in doing what you know is best.
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17 I have been deprived of peace;
I have forgotten what prosperity is.
18 So I say, “My splendor is gone
and all that I had hoped from the Lord.”
19 I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.
20 I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.