“Because He loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for He acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16
I absolutely adore today’s Psalm passage. Why might you ask? Because it contains God’s precious promise that He will rescue, protect, answer, deliver, honor, and show salvation to those who love Him and acknowledge His Holy Name. Wow, what a perfect set of promises for anyone who is seriously struggling in life!
These perfect promises are my strongholds as I deal with the daily demands of living with Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. All I have to do is call upon the Lord and He will answer me! Does this mean that His answer will be to my liking? Well, not necessarily. But it will be according to His will which is far more important. You see, as long as I’m living within the will of God, then it really doesn’t matter what is happening to me. God will use it for His glory and His grace will bring me contentment in the midst of my storm.
Perhaps you think this line of thinking is too far-fetched for you as you deal with the daily demands of dementia. But God can use your unique situation for His good if you will trust in Him, allow Him full reign in your life, and acknowledge His power over your situation. You see, although I wanted to be delivered from the disease, God chose to deliver me from the despair of the disease. Because of God’s grace, I am completely content and able to write from a perspective of faith and encouragement. Without God’s grace, love, mercy, and strength, this would not be possible!
If you are struggling today with dementia, call upon the Lord. Ask Him to use your unique situation for His good. Ask Him to deliver you from the despair the disease often brings. Ask Him to protect you. He can do all of this and more if you will only place your trust in Him. Remember, He loves you dearly and He will never forsake you in your time of trouble. So call upon Him today and He will answer you!