You’ve likely experienced a myriad of emotions related to being stricken with a chronic illness. How do you deal with those emotions? Do you find healthy outlets for them or do you feel so overwhelmed that you keep them locked inside?
Posts by Laurie Glass
Chronic Joy Contributing Writer
Laurie has a Master's Degree in Christian Counseling. She is the author of Coping with ME/CFS and has had many poems and articles published in both print and online publications. She won the Open Medicine Foundation poetry contest in 2019. Laurie loves to use her gift of writing to encourage others.
After being hit with a chronic illness, we may feel broken, yet we remain whole. We can embrace what the Lord does with the pieces of our lives as He meets us where we are, and then heals our hearts and leads us forward, in His time and in His way.
Coping with a chronic illness is challenging, so be gentle with yourself as you find ways to manage life. Practice self-care. Have realistic expectations. Write a letter to yourself.