Part of learning to live with a chronic illness understands how to be strong and courageous in the Lord.
Facing a chronic illness is a scary daily challenge for both the person with the disease and the person’s family. Through Jesus Christ, we can be strong and courageous.
How can we do this?
We cannot do this in our own strength by ourselves. Daily the Lord Jesus our God goes with the Christian. We need to remember he goes with us.
Today’s Scripture tells us the Lord will not leave or forsake the Believer in Jesus Christ.
Today’s Bible Verse:
Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV), “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
What the Verse Means:
Because Christians have God with them, they should be of good courage. The courage comes from their confident assurance in God which faith gives. This sure faith in Christ allows us to bravely face each day knowing through him we shall have the ultimate victory.
Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:
- Heavenly Father, please help me and my family to continue to be strong and courageous in the face this illness.
- Holy Spirit, I ask for your comfort. Help me to not fear or be in dread of the challenges I am living through. Help me to not grow weary.
- Thank you for letting me know it is the Lord our God who goes with me and that he will not leave me or forsake me.
- I pray my family and loved ones would confess faith in Jesus Christ where they too can experience the comfort available to Christians.
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Today’s blog post is from the book “Thy Will Be Done: 60 Prayers for the Chronically Ill” by Jimmie Aaron Kepler. It is available in print and on Kindle for Amazon at Amazon Print or Amazon Kindle.
If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member the book is available to read for free in Kindle format. Over the next two months, I will publish each chapter as a blog post