Get Well Soon cards are great for broken legs and pneumonia – but what do you do when someone won’t Get Well soon or otherwise?
Posts by Emily J. Maurits
Emily J. Maurits
Chronic Joy® Contributing Writer
After working for several years in the public health sector, Emily is now studying theology. She believes we are all called to love suffering people, because that's what Jesus did. She is passionate about equipping and encouraging others to do just that, and founded www.calledtowatch.com for the family and friends of those with chronic illnesses. As well as uncovering God's presence in the chaos of life, she enjoys reading, running, and writing. Check out her memoir, Two Sisters & a Brain Tumour.
The moment of diagnosis to chronic illness sufferers is life-shattering. Though you may not know the journey's end, in the hands of God, you have a place to sit and wait, to watch and to pray.
It is physically impossible to maintain a state of emotion (whatever it is) indefinitely. In one sense, it is natural that we don’t feel very sympathetic any longer.
Watching long-distance, we must regularly, intentionally and actively confront ourselves with their suffering, choosing to see their pain.