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

The Lord Sustains

As you battle your chronic illness you will face negative thinkers. Some don’t believe in God or prayer. They feel and say that prayer and Bible reading is a waste of time and energy. Others may have a general belief in God but don’t believe he knows or cares about you. They may acknowledge a… Continue reading The Lord Sustains

Gratitude

Dealing with a chronic illness can be daunting. As a Believer in Jesus Christ, we have Him to walk with us. He makes the task less daunting. Today’s Bible Verse: Colossians 2:6-7 (KJV), “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished… Continue reading Gratitude