You might think that daily devotions for caregivers should be about you and what’s going on in your life, and there’s nothing wrong with it being about you (we all need to vent sometimes). But what about taking time out of each day to focus on the needs of others? If you’re not sure where to start, try these five daily devotions for caregivers, and consider making one of them your top priority each day.
5 Devotions for Caregivers from the Book of Psalms
1. If They Knew
Psalm 119:9 – “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.”
Here’s something to ponder: What comes to mind when you think about the impact on others of your love for God? Do you think about how much it has blessed your life, or do you think about how it affects the lives of others? If you tend more toward the latter, try this. Throughout the day, consider how your love for God influences the people around you.
2. Digging Deep
Psalm 119:23 – “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”
You all have a lot going on in your lives, so sometimes it can be easy to miss things. This devotional will get you thinking about the purposeful moments of your day that bring good or that bring harm, and how you can change them in a positive way.
3. This Journey We’re On
Psalm 119:133 – “Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.”
These words from the Book of Psalm are full of thoughts on how you should go about the tasks God has given you in a day. There is much wisdom here, so don’t make this short! Say each leading verse several times – and ask God to give you eyes to see and ears to hear what he wants you to learn from this Psalm.
4. The Abandoned Soul
Psalm 34:17 – “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
Psalm 34 is known as the prayer of faith, because it assumes we make many mistakes but doesn’t dwell on our failures. For this reason, it is a psalm that is appropriate for any time but especially when you are facing a difficult situation or need help getting through a hard day.
5. It’s Complicated
Psalm 119:54 – “I will walk at peace, and the followers of my heart shall lead me.”
This Psalm is one of many that speak to the common pain we experience in life. We all have our own private thoughts on how we should cope with the challenges we face, and it isn’t always easy to keep those thoughts in line with what God wants us help to do. Read this psalm several times, asking for God to help you keep your thoughts in line with his.
Remember to make these daily devotions your own. You can change the words, you can change the order, or you can even focus on one verse each day. The best thing to do is be sure you read God’s word and engage with it daily.