If you try your best to be the best parent you can be, you will have done all that a human being can do and all that God expects you to do. — Jeffrey R. Holland
Our parents did the very best with what God gave to them and the same could go for us too when raising our children.
The best time of my life which seemed like such a load had been lifted by God’s angels was when both of my parents took their last breaths. I say this to mean that they no longer had to suffer and went on to a much better place where there are no more worries, just beauty for the rest of eternity and peace.
I just feel that when our parents are there when we are born, it makes it all the more a blessing when we can be with them parents on their out of this world.
It just seems like God has something better for us when He takes our parents away from us. It may seem unrealistic and we often believe our parents are to be here with us forever, but it is not true and when we do our best and do what God instructs us to do for our elderly parents, we have the victory!
Yes, as children we have disagreements with our parents and what family does not have family challenges and we would not be human if we did not have misunderstanding in our life which makes us have something to grow from and get better and learn from. I thank God for mistakes and we make the best of them and keep living and grow up.
But, we forgive ourselves and apologize to our parents and our parents love us unconditionally, and God lets’ us know when we have done our very best taking care of our parents and others. It is this beautiful peace He gives to us when we please Him.
It’s like God had a plan for you when you are there for everyone else when others were busy with their lives.
It is so ironic after our parents are gone they still are there for us in our hearts and when you do what you are suppose to, the peace is incredible while we wait on God!
I found out that there is a time and place and a reason for the season when God has plans for us and only He is in control.
He can only control our lives when we let Him and have found out that no matter how hard we pray we still have to wait on God. Just like He keeps forgiving us for our sins, we have to keep forgiving others because He will surely put you through these tests of struggle and hard time,s and He even puts loved ones into our paths who don’t understand us and our dreams and can be the thorn in our side or even appear to be the enemy.
We are constantly having to wear that armor He prepares for us through his word.
We are constantly praying and forgiving others who will be in our lives through God’s test and patience is one thing which if you did not have, you will learn to appreciate and there will be times when the devil will appear out of nowhere right in your own home.
Question: “What does the Bible say in regards to watching over our parents. when they can no longer take care of themselves.?”
Answer: The Bible has much to say in regards to watching over elderly folks and other relatives who are not ready to care for themselves. The early Christian church went about as the social organization for different devotees. They administered to poor people, the debilitated, the dowagers and the vagrants who had nobody else to nurture them. Christians who had relatives in need were relied upon to address those issues. Lamentably, tending to our guardians in their seniority is no more a commitment that a large number of us are willing to acknowledge.
The elderly can be seen as weights of burden instead of blessings. Now and again we rush to overlook the penances our parents sacrificed and made for us when they need care themselves. Rather than taking them into our homes—at whatever point that is protected and practical—we place them in retirement groups or nursing homes, in some cases without wanting to. We may not realize the insight they have obtained through living long lives, and we can ruin their recommendation as “obsolete.”
When we respect and take care of our parents, we are serving God also. The Bible says, “The congregation ought to tend to any dowager who has nobody else to look after her. In any case, on the off chance that she has youngsters or grandchildren, their first obligation is to show purity at home and reimburse their parents by dealing with them. This is something that satisfies God exceptionally much….But the individuals who won’t enjoy their own relatives, particularly those living in the same family unit, have denied what we accept. Such individuals are more regrettable than unbelievers” (1 Timothy 5:3-4, 8).
Not every elderly person will require or need consistent, live-in consideration in their children’s homes and you may have to live in with them. They might want to live in a group with other individuals their age, which they may request but rarer, or they might be entirely equipped for complete freedom on their own with independence. Despite the circumstances, regardless we have commitments to our parents.
They may need us for many reasons and we as their children ought to help them and may even have to put our lives on hold. In the event that they are debilitated, we ought to deal with them. In the event that they require a place to stay, we ought to offer our home. On the off chance that they require help with family unit and/or yard work, we ought to venture up to help. What’s more, on the off chance that they are under the consideration of a nursing office, we have to evaluate the living conditions to ensure our guardians are by and large legitimately and affectionately administered to.
God wants us to be there when it is necessary and after all, they brought us into this world, the least we can do and be is with them when they need us most.
We ought to never permit the considerations of the world to dominate the things that are most critical—serving God through serving individuals, particularly the general population in our own particular families.
The Bible says, “Honor your dad and mom”— which is the first instruction with a guarantee—”that it might run well with you and that you might appreciate long life on the earth” (Ephesians 6:2-3).
Always remember God wants us to forgive others no matter what and without forgiveness where will we go or be in this world?
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.