The world can be an inaccessible place for those who live with daily pain or nausea, dysregulated blood sugar or body temperature, intractable migraine, bleeding disorders, GI issues, food allergies, environmental sensitivities, extreme fatigue, and more. Chronic Joy®
Chronic means persisting for a long time. So then, chronic illness is illness that has persisted for a long time, and living with it isn’t easy. You can feel hard-pressed on every side, perplexed, persecuted, struck down, weary, overwhelmed, and at the end of yourself – BUT, you are still here!
Through every hard day you persevered, stuck it out through each new symptom, endured appointments and pain, continued through countless frustrations, withstood tests and procedures, coped with loss, navigated medication changes, stuck with changing treatment plans, and persevered through exhaustion that felt like trudging through wet cement.
You have suffered and survived, persisting even when you didn’t think you could.
Perseverance is a powerful thing and something we don’t often celebrate.
But you didn’t.
Today, celebrate your tenacity.
You have persisted.
What if you don’t feel peace today? What if you question whether you’ll ever again taste joy?
In this world, we will have trouble — but suffering isn’t the end of the story. Jesus has overcome the world. He endured, he survived, he persisted.
There’s even more! In Ephesians 2:14, Paul writes that Jesus is our peace, right in the messy midst of it all – in the midst of illness, in the midst of suffering, and in the midst of pain and unimaginable challenges – Jesus is our peace.
Today, we invite you to step in, slip off your shoes, and stay awhile. Read. Listen. Explore. Discover.
Chronic Joy isn’t a place of quick fixes or savvy advice. We don’t offer pat answers or simple solutions. Instead, we invite you into community as together we learn, share, wrestle, pray, and lean into the precious truths of Scripture.
Step through these doors and discover:
- easily accessible tools
- fantastic free printables
- encouraging images
- engaging books and Bible studies
- inspiring posts, prompts, and prayer guides
Come, explore — and stay awhile.