WE ARE WIRED TO SERVE. While culture and tradition may narrow the framework of options, the Holy Spirit splits it wide open, inspiring creative and accessible opportunities for every single member of the Body of Christ to serve. Perhaps we view serving as big acts, significant time commitments, or specific gifts and talents. When we add chronic illness, serving in traditional or culturally familiar ways can become challenging … but definitely not impossible. Galatians 5:13b says, “… serve one another humbly in love.” But how can we do that with chronic illness? Here are some ideas and tools to help you take a step of faith:
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Bring your nothing.God wants to take our nothing and make it into something beautiful for His Kingdom.
Chronic illness can be isolating and lonely, but sharing our stories can open a door, extending hope, and sometimes sparking a life-giving, life-changing conversation with someone else along the way. We’d love to hear your story. LEARN MORE.
Writing Your Own Psalm of Lament
These are uncertain times, filled with rapid change and lots of conflicting emotion – feelings we might not recognize as grief. Yet while these circumstances surprise and sometimes overwhelm us, God has given us a beautiful guidebook – the Psalms – to help us process all we are feeling.
Lament is a vulnerable, authentic, honest expression of pain. It is worship. And it is prayer.
Pushing our pain aside, hiding it, or feeling shame because of it, diminishes our human experience. If Jesus wept and cried out in anguish, why do we feel it is somehow faithless to honestly express lament?
Click here for a FREE resource that provides a framework to help you grieve, ask, trust, and praise in the midst of challenging circumstances.
CREATIVE WAYS TO SERVE
Chronic illness can make serving in traditional or culturally familiar ways more challenging, but not impossible. We invite you to discover creative new ways to love God and love others right where you are, however you are able. CREATIVE WAYS TO SERVE
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Executive Director and Co-Founder of Chronic Joy®
Pamela is a leader and a visionary following God's call to inspire those affected by chronic illness to discover hope, find purpose, embrace worth and encounter joy. She believes that every precious life affected by chronic illness is both vital and purposed.
Pamela is the mom of three married children, grandma of two sweet granddaughters and one baby grandson, and a wife of more than 30 years. She is diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos, chronic migraines and a host of other chronic conditions.
Pamela enjoys hot tea, reading -- almost always more than one book at a time -- and walking her teddy bear dog, Cocoa.