Faith in Caregiving : God's Favor

Explore the strength faith provides in caregiving. This post reflects on biblical verses offering comfort and the power of prayer, encouraging caregivers to see their role through a spiritual lens.

Faith in Caregiving : God's Favor
Faith in caregiving - a serene moment between an elderly man and his caregiver as they share a spiritual connection through reading a Bible together.

Veronica Badowski, a dedicated contributor to our "Faith in Caregiving" series. Veronica inspires us to embrace faith in caregiving, because for many, faith is the key to surviving the caregiving journey.

Psalm 5:12 NIV
"Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;   you surround them with your favor as with a shield." 
James 5:16 NIV
'Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." 


What are some traits of a righteous person?


When there is trouble or danger near, I ask my friends to pray for those I care for and myself. I can count on God’s power and favor; He knows exactly what is needed. 


Lord of All Wisdom and Power, thank you for answering my prayers for others and for myself. I am grateful for Your constant shield of favor; it is my comfort, security and strength. Amen.


We are blessed to have Veronica Badowski, author of,Treading Water with God, Lessons in Love While Care Giving, and Holding One With God, and God Thoughts for Busy People 365 days of Meditation, as a regular contributor of this site. I hope you will find her posts inspiring and comforting. If so, her books are full of inspiring stories the will help the family caregiver along their caregiving journey.

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    Faith in Caregiving: A Reflection for Family Caregivers

    Family caregivers shoulder a noble yet challenging responsibility. Day in and day out, they embody selflessness, compassion, and perseverance—traits that align closely with the biblical definition of righteousness. Drawing from Scripture, let's explore how faith can provide strength and comfort to those who care for their loved ones.

    Scriptural Reflections

    Psalm 5:12 (NIV):

    "Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield."

    As caregivers, you navigate daily challenges and make sacrifices that often go unseen. This verse reassures us that the Lord recognizes the righteousness in these acts of devotion and kindness. Like a shield, His favor protects and comforts you, acknowledging your efforts and providing strength when you feel overwhelmed.

    James 5:16 (NIV):

    "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."

    This passage emphasizes the power of community and prayer—a crucial reminder for caregivers who might feel isolated. Sharing your struggles and seeking support through prayer not only fosters healing but also strengthens bonds within your support network. The efficacy of a righteous person's prayer underscores that your faith and petitions can bring about tangible change and solace.

    Your Journal: Traits of a Righteous Person

    Consider the traits that define a righteous person: integrity, patience, diligence, and empathy are just a few. Reflect on how these qualities manifest in your caregiving journey. Are there moments when one of these traits particularly shone through? Writing down your thoughts can be a therapeutic process and can help you recognize the value of your role.


    In moments of trouble or danger, it's natural to feel vulnerable. However, inviting friends to pray for those you care for, and yourself, can be a profound source of strength. Trust in the Lord's understanding and power; He is aware of your needs and ready to provide the necessary support.


    Lord of All Wisdom and Power,

    Thank you for hearing and answering my prayers—for my loved ones and for myself. In caregiving, I find my trials and joys, and through them all, your favor shields me. I am grateful for the comfort, security, and strength your presence in my life provides. Amen.


    Caregiving, grounded in faith, transforms routine tasks into acts of spiritual significance. By recognizing yourself as a vessel of God's love and mercy, you can experience the profound impact of your faith in every care you provide. Remember, you are not alone in this journey; your faith, along with the support of your community, sustains and uplifts you.