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all those facing Alzheimer's
The Bible presents growing old as a normal process, but what about the realities of the aging process that so many adults face today, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? It seems unfair that people so afflicted should be robbed of their intellectual, emotional and social aspects while their physical bodies continue to survive. While progression of Alzheimer’s can be stalled, progression of the disease is nevertheless inevitable. In times like these, I have turned to the Bible and learned about God's word.
Excerpts from the Bible in Relation to Degenerative Diseases
Romans 8:28: "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose".
- For some people, one of those “all things” is a degenerative disease. God does not say that all things are good. But He does work for the good in all things. God is a redeemer.
Ephesians 2:10: “we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”.
- A disease does not change this truth. God still has a purpose for those suffering with degenerative diseases. When we remember that God is in control, that He is good, and that He is for our good, we can more easily accept the reality of a degenerative disease. We can trust that He is at work, even if it feels like we have been abandoned. Keeping the truth of God’s character and His faithfulness toward His own is vitally important for anyone affected by a degenerative disease, including family members. This allows us to keep a right perspective and maintain hope.
When a degenerative disease becomes part of our personal reality, like it has with mine, it is extremely difficult. Knowing that you’ll never be able to relate to them as you did your whole life and that the disease makes it more difficult for the person you love to function day after day is heartbreaking. But the reality of Alzheimer’s disease can remind us of the great hope we have in Christ. We can be angry and despair, or we can be reminded of what is truly important, press into the truth that we serve a God who loves us, and makes the most of every opportunity we’ve been given because we realize in a unique way that our time is limited. Join our team today to end Alzheimer's.
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