Is Suffering a Punishment from God? Learning to deal with a chronic illness is understanding that chronic disease is not a punishment from God. When suffering from chronic pain or illness, it is not uncommon to ask, “why me?” Never forget that our chronic disease and suffering is not a punishment from God though sometimes… Continue reading Is Suffering a Punishment from God?
Is Suffering Unavoidable and Universal? Learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning the truth that suffering is unavoidable and universal. Every person will experience suffering at some time in their life. Today’s Bible Verse: Acts 14:22 (KJV), “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that… Continue reading Is Suffering Unavoidable and Universal?
It’s Not Okay to Lose Hope When dealing with a chronic illness, it is normal to feel hopeless and helpless. It is not okay to lose hope. Today’s Bible Verse: John 11:40 (KJV), “Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?” What… Continue reading Don’t Lose Hope
Why? When learning to deal with a chronic illness, it is okay not to understand why this is happening to you. I know today’s verse is like yesterday’s Scripture. I chose it to help emphasize how not understanding causes us to rely on and to trust God. Bible Verse Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV), “For my thoughts are not… Continue reading It’s Okay Not to Understand Why
When learning to deal with a chronic illness, it is okay to ask God “Why is this happening to me?” It is normal to question why and ask why me Lord. Bible Verse Psalm 42:9a (KJV), “I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? What the Verse Means Asking God why… Continue reading It’s Okay to Ask “Why?”
Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning that God’s grace is enough. Today’s Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV), “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power… Continue reading God’s Grace is Enough
Learning to deal with a chronic illness is grasping the fact that you are not alone. God is present among us Have you ever felt alone and overwhelmed? Maybe you are fearful or full of despair? Rejoice, God is with us. Today’s Bible Verse: Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV)- “The Lord thy God in the midst of… Continue reading God is With Us