Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay. Psalm 70:5
This past weekend was marked with difficult days filled with fogginess, unsteadiness, confusion, and a complete lack of focus and concentration. Of course, this is to be expected when struggling with Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As we all know, there will be good days and “not so good days” as we journey down this dementia road.
However, today I am strictly sticking to my daily routine which brings comfort, confidence, and consistency during a foggy day. On difficult days like I’ve experienced this past weekend, I realize how much I depend on the Lord and my beloved wife who compassionately care for me. They watch over me, keep me safe, and help me when I’m not sure exactly what to do.
Today’s passage from the Psalms is a perfect passage for those difficult days we often experience with dementia. In this passage, David petitions the Lord to come quickly to his aide (as he so often did) and earnestly pleads that God doesn’t delay. David recognized that the Lord was his help and his deliverer during all the difficult days he faced in his life. Isn’t David’s prayer just the perfect petition for the difficult days we face when dealing with the demands of dementia?
If you are struggling today because the fog of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia has set in, use today’s Psalm passage as your petition to the Lord for help. He will surely hear your prayer and come quickly to keep you safe, secure, and satisfied as you persevere through the fogginess. How do I know this? Because God has been faithful to me during my difficult days even when I have not been completely faithful to Him.
Like David said; when we are poor and needy, let us seek the Lord to come quickly to our aid and not to delay. Remember, He loves you dearly and longs to be your help and your deliverer during your difficult days. Seek Him today and do it quickly!