Learning to deal with a chronic illness includes understanding God’s provision for our feelings of loneliness.
As a Believer in Jesus Christ faces a chronic illness, they may feel alone. This is normal. You may feel your family, friends, and God has abandoned you.
God has made provisions for this feeling of being alone. His Holy Spirit prays for us. He has given us His church. The church is here to minister to us.
Romans 8:26-28 (KJV), “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
What the Verse Means
God gives His Spirit and His church to help us as we deal with a chronic illness. His Spirit and the church help us to not be alone. These are two ways God helps us.
Pray Using Scripture
- Heavenly Father, I thank you for giving me your Holy Spirit when I became a Christian and for your bride, the church, to help me as I face the challenges of my chronic illness.
- Thank you for your Holy Spirit that makes intercession for me.
- Thank you that your spirit makes intercession for me according to the will of God.
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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.