God intended for the family to act as
a protector, comforter, and helper to its members. But many families
today are not able to provide for their sick, disabled, or elderly
members. Others try their best but are overwhelmed by difficulties.
Psalm 46:1-3 says that the Lord God is
our primary comforter in time of need.
God is our refuge and strength,
So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
Psalm 46:1-3 (NLT)
A terminal diagnosis deals a powerful blow, not only to the patient
receiving it, but to the family as well. Many feelings such as fear, grief, anger, and anxiety are felt as
strongly by the family as the patient--sometimes more strongly.
Treatment options, life decisions, even the general wellbeing of the
patient can be affected by the dynamics of the family unit. Every
member of the family is in crisis. Every member needs God to help
them cope. Is this you? Are you and your loved one struggling with
cancer? Perhaps the illness in your family is Alzheimer's, ALS,
COPD, or maybe heart failure. Although the medical treatment of the
disease may vary, the challenges to the family have many common
God’s Word is the best place to find the tools you need to help you
through, what for many, is the most difficult
experience you will ever have.