Courage

Facing a chronic illness is a scary daily challenge for both the person with the illness and the family. Through Jesus Christ, we can be strong and courageous. How can we do this? We cannot in our by ourselves. Daily the Lord Jesus our God goes with the Christian. We need to remember he goes… Continue reading Courage

Tears

Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning that it is okay to cry, that the Heavenly Father cares about our tears. Today we look at what God’s word says about crying. Today’s Bible Verse: Psalm 56:8-9 (KJV), “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not… Continue reading Tears

Praise

As we care for ourselves or for a loved one with a chronic illness, often we grow tired and weary. As we tire we should focus on our Heavenly Father. The Lord God will strengthen and renew us as we praise him. Today’s Bible Verse: Exodus 15:2 (KJV), “The Lord is my strength and song,… Continue reading Praise

Troubles are Temporary

Have you ever felt like your problems were too big to handle? Have you ever felt life is hopeless? Have you felt like you can’t deal another day with your [enter your illness here]? I know I have. We need to remember our troubles are temporary. In Christ, our glory is eternal. Today’s devotional is a reminder… Continue reading Troubles are Temporary

Compassion

Suffering a chronic illness affects people in different ways. Depression may come to reside with some people. Other persons can become bitter. Withdrawal from friends and family can occur with some. For the Believer in Jesus Christ, it often mellows our heart to make us more compassionate. The chronic illness allows us empathy and often becomes the point… Continue reading Compassion

Protection

As I face the challenges of applying a yucky tasting prescription steroid gel inside my mouth twice a day and using a compounded prescription “magic mouthwash” that has a cocktail of four different prescriptions I find myself growing weary. Remembering to use the magic mouthwash at the right times is critical. Swishing and spitting after meals,… Continue reading Protection

Worry

Within the last year, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. No, it isn’t life threatening though it sometimes develops into cancer. What’s the disease you ask? It is oral lichen planus. I won’t get into the sickness, but I will share how I am dealing the challenges. While I am under a physician’s care, my focus will… Continue reading Worry