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Are you looking for more guidance and encouragement as you navigate life with a chronic illness? As you help a loved one? Or are you looking for Bible study or ministry resources relating to chronic illness? Below are some of my suggestions for where to start your search.
Have you grown in your relationship with God in the midst of your chronic illness? Do you desire to help support others along the same journey of discovery? This unparalleled resource by Lisa J. Copen of Rest Ministries will help you start a small group ministry, down to the last detail! This has been my go-to guide as I start a group at my church, so I highly recommend it.
Beloved Christian author and Pastor Timothy Keller addresses suffering in depth in this informative and inspirational book. If you’re wrestling with questions about why God allows you to suffer, this book could help bring you the peace you desire. It was a great comfort to me during one of the most difficult times in my life.
In this small book by Esther Smith she addresses the feelings of uselessness and shame people with illness may experience as they try to understand where they fit in God’s plan. Are you questioning your purpose in life after your diagnosis? Give this a read.
If you’re looking for a study Bible that will help you connect God’s promises and hope to your experience of suffering, check out the Beyond Suffering Bible from Joni and Friends.
Many of us with chronic illnesses tend to feel a sense of shame because of our limitations, and often we believe lies about who we are and what we’re supposed to do. In this book Steven Furtick helps us to identify the lies we tell ourselves and replace them with the truth from God’s word.
If you suffer from thyroid disease as I do, there is hope for healing! Dr. Izabella Wentz is at the forefront of educating thyroid patients all over the world how they can restore their health. This book outlines her proven method in a way that can be followed at home. I can’t recommend this enough!
I am not affiliated with the following organizations, I simply feel they are some of the best out there and am sure they will be of benefit to you, whatever your need.
Check out Rest Ministries, an organization founded in 1996 by Lisa J. Copen after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 24.
Lisa offers an encouraging blog, small group ministry resources, devotionals, and more.
Joni and Friends, an organization founded by Joni Eareckson Tada after a diving accident left her paralyzed from the shoulders down.
Joni and Friends offers an encouraging blog, Bible study resources, devotionals, and more for anyone suffering from disability or chronic illness.
Also, check out my Pinterest boards for further information and helpful tips about living well with chronic illness.