Sick Days

By Greg Zambrano

Finding yourself sick as a parent could be very difficult, but if you rely on the Lord he will come to the assistance. All of the many small jobs and chores that rely on you to get done come to complete stop. The laundry doesn’t get washed; meals do not get prepared; the kitchen and bathrooms do not get cleaned.
The younger child has to rely on the older child to get properly dressed. You can’t call anyone at the last moment because they are all busy with their own lives. Dropping off the kids at school must be done, but you rush back home because of your pain.

After agonizing for a while in pain, this is where your prayer life comes in. My prayers remind me that I am not alone, and that God is with me through the difficulties. Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” At times, that is the most painful part of being sick.

Your kids are at school, and your spouse is busy at work for long hours. The pain of the sickness is not as bad as not having a love one next to you saying that is going to be OK.

In reality, we are not alone, God is always with us and, through prayer, in this particular moment, it comes through very clear that God is family. He is the dear loved one that stays by our side.

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