Slow Down and Know God

Slow Down and Know God Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic illness is slowing down and knowing God. As we live with the daily challenges of caring for a person with an ongoing disease, it is essential that we get adequate rest. This respite is both physical and spiritual. Today’s… Continue reading Slow Down and Know God

We Need a Safe Place

God is Good Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic illness realizes that sometimes we need a safe place. We need a place of refuge. A Christian has such a safe place of refuge in God.  The same God who was powerful enough to create the heavens and the Earth and… Continue reading We Need a Safe Place

Real Peace Comes from God

Real Peace Comes from God Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic illness is understanding that real peace comes from God. Living to care for a person with a chronic disease can leave us overwhelmed. The endless stream of questions from well-meaning family, friends, acquaintances, and coworkers drains us. We find… Continue reading Real Peace Comes from God

Waiting on the Lord

Waiting on the Lord Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic illness is waiting on the Lord God. We live in an era when the rule is to do something or to get something NOW. We see this in the emails we receive and on the blogs we read where they… Continue reading Waiting on the Lord

The Power of God’s Word

Thy Word Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic illness is to understand the power of God’s Word. Today’s verse is a reminder of the power and guidance of God’s word, the Holy Bible. Psalm 119:105 (KJV) helps explain part of the purpose of God’s word. It reads, “Thy word is… Continue reading The Power of God’s Word

Your Health

Prosper and Be in Health Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic or terminal illness is realizing our true prosperity is in the Lord Jesus Christ. Today’s passage speaks about our mental health and general well-being. My Story My wife and I saw the same dermatologist. This is the same dermatologist… Continue reading Your Health

We Are the Lord’s

We Are the Lord’s Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic or terminal illness is realizing we are the Lord’s. Today most people live for themselves and live for the moment. This lifestyle is different from how a Christian should live. The purpose of the Christian life is to do the… Continue reading We Are the Lord’s

Trusting God

Trusting God Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic or terminal illness is trusting God. When dealing with a protracted disease sometimes it is tough to maintain focus or have peace of mind. The person battling the ailment often finds themselves dwelling on what is happening to them physically, fiscally, and… Continue reading Trusting God

Hearing God’s Voice

Hearing God’s Voice Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic or terminal illness is listening until we hear God’s voice. When we face a constant disease too often, we rush in and try to accomplish everything in our own power. We manage this. We plan that. We listen to this aunt… Continue reading Hearing God’s Voice

Fear

Fear is a Normal Feeling Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic illness is understanding that fear of the disease and the unknown are normal feelings. The illness’s unknown and uncertainty are scary. The very nature of chronic disease often has death or at least its possibility confronting us. If it… Continue reading Fear