Resting is not my strong point. Sometimes I think I was afflicted with chronic illness just to get me to stop, slow down, rest. I can chatter about slowing down until the cows come home but actually doing it to the degree that an ill body needs was a completely different story. My body stopped … Continue reading The Lord Provides A Broad Path
I got to laughing so hard during my Bible reading today I just had to share. Aren't there truly times that you feel like God has told you to run around SOME some island. You don't have a clue why. Not even really sure which island. And run, not walk, not skip, not swim, not … Continue reading We Must Run Around Some Island
A cheerful heart is good medicine. Sounds good. Sounds righteous. Sounds like something someone would say when they have not deeply suffered from chronic illness. God actually said it and Jesus did suffer, more than we can wrap our human brains around. So let's get a spoonful of medicine and practice that cheerful heart. HINT: … Continue reading A Cheerful Heart Is Good Medicine
God tells us to be patient in affliction. I certainly would declare chronic illness an affliction. Patience is not my strong point. Most struggle with it. During the years of illness, we get to practice our patience. I know, not fun. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.~ Romans 12:12 (NIV) The years of … Continue reading Patient In Affliction
Fear often grips us. We get stuck, in all kinds of ways. I LOVE being a Christian because Jesus took care of all the reasons I have fear. It is done!!! I am still human, it still sneaks in, and I still resort to Christ every time. Easter is a perfect reminder of what God … Continue reading Jesus Took Care of Our Reasons for Fear
What do you think, does God say we can skip paying taxes? Do we allow stressful things in our lives that keep us ill? Simple answers... We don't even have to look very far for the answer, God tells us to honor our authorities (government = law of the land). This is also why you … Continue reading Does God Say We Can Skip Paying Taxes?
What else is there when we are chronically ill and feel hopeless, we trust God from the bottom of our hearts. I love how He loves us when we trust Him. We simply cannot figure out EVERYTHING on our own. I have a history with God with story after story of how He came through, … Continue reading Trust God From The Bottom of Your Heart
Not everything we do makes sense to others. Shoot, sometimes it does not even make sense to ourselves. Putting one foot in front of the other in blind faith and obedience allows the walls to come tumbling down not by our own efforts but by God's will. That means blowing horns and marching in circles … Continue reading No Matter If Others Understand, Have Faith In God
Have you been left for dead? Has chronic illness knocked you down farther than you ever thought possible? Trusting God to carry us while we get out of the dark will give us the power to GET UP! It does not FEEL like we can get up and out of the depths of chronic illness. … Continue reading Get UP!
Rising up is hard enough during chronic illness. And God wants us to make an epic rise, RIGHT!!! So how do we do this? How in tarnation with all of the illness, the troubles, the problems, the pain, the suffering are we supposed to accomplish an epic rise? All we need to know is the … Continue reading Making An Epic Rise