I find joy in my brokenness – in my chronic illness, in my disability, in my pain – because it becomes a bridge that connects my story to another person's story. Usually, my cane provides an opportunity to connect with a stranger and show them compassion in a way that I simply could not have done otherwise.
Posts by Adriana Hayes
Professor, Writer, and Speaker
Adriana is a freelance illustrator, professor, writer, and speaker who finds joy in helping others discover how God can bring “chronic hope” into their lives. She lives in Milwaukee, Wis., with her husband, Chris, and her three daughters. Photo courtesy of Robyn Vining Photography.
My purpose in living gets wrapped up in coping with chronic illness. So, I have to remind myself that God has created me to be so much more.
As believers in Jesus Christ, we know that God can use even the worst circumstances in our life for good and our sinfulness doesn’t have to define us!
"God will never give you more than you can handle." Have you ever said that phrase to someone, maybe even said it to...