Printables • Devotionals
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Abide in Me: Independence, Chronic Illness and Dependence on the Lord
When you’re struggling with any loss of independence in your life, turn your heart toward the Lord. Remember that all of us, even people who are not chronically ill, are truly dependent on God for everything -- and abiding in Him is the secret to producing fruit.
Are You Desperate for Hope?
When I feel desperate, I forget that my greatest need is not different circumstances. My greatest need is God himself. He alone can give me peace in the storm, hope in his word.
Bathroom Mirror Messages
Have you ever found a scripture so powerful or rich that you read it daily? What scripture is God prompting you to lean into today and in the days ahead?
Breath Prayers: Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Discover the Lord's compassion and an effective way to counteract pain-related anxiety with breath prayers.
Bucket Lists & Chronic Illness
Chronic illnesses can make us feel like dumping our "buckets." How about trying a different kind of bucket list and dreaming again?
Clinging to Christ - Stability When Life Gets Squirrelly
When life creates chaos and challenges arise, to whom do you turn? This world offers many possible solutions to our struggles, but only Jesus offers the stability we need to grow and thrive in the life God has given us.
A Ding of Encouragement
What a blessing it has been to hear a ‘ding’ on my phone and know that someone has lifted me in prayer. There have been times when I have been worrying and then received a notification that someone has just prayed.
The Door Pain Built
There is a door that is beautiful to me. It was bought and paid for by my best friend, the One who loves me most. He paid for it with His life so I can use it – and, boy, do I!
Exploring Strength in Weakness
Accepting weakness isn’t a sign of defeat. It shows that we trust God. Strength in Christ comes from recognizing weakness in ourselves.
Finding Hope in A Wishful World
It’s a difficult time for humanity. Recent events have made the world desperate for security, looking for hope in all kinds of places when it can only be found in Christ.
For Such a Time as This: Your Unique Qualifications
What if your unique hardships/trials enable you to encourage others as they move along in their life?
The Gift of Choosing Gratitude
A life of gratitude does not come from material things or fleeting emotions, but by choosing a faith-filled life trusting in God’s promises. While circumstances can be difficult, the hope of eternity can move us to be grateful here and now, knowing what is to come is greater than anything here on earth.
Grieving & Hope Devotional
There are times in our lives to mourn and grieve, but it is so important not to lose hope. For those of us who know Jesus, we cling to an everlasting hope. Grief is something we must work through, and it cannot be rushed.
Gratitude through Prayer
Gratitude can be a challenging concept when chronic illness is our constant companion. Being with family and friends is a gift, but it is also a drain on already low energy reserves.
Wherever you are most comfortable, talk or write to God anything that you’re able to express. Be honest and don’t worry about being articulate. God is a reader of the heart. His healing whispers may comfort you as you pray and read His word.
In the Emergency Room: God Brings Beauty from Trials
Chronic illness can feel like you’re in a never-ending cycle of medical crises, going from one emergency to the next. It makes us wonder why God allows such things to happen. Chronic illness is painful, but pain can be turned into unexpected beauty.
Leaving Hope Behind
Hope is a gift from God (and what a precious gift it is!), but the biggest gift of all will be the day when we no longer have a need for it. We will leave hope behind and move forward into eternity to recognize the glorious fulfillment of all our earthly hopes.
Never Alone: God's Unending Mercies
Christ understands everything we go through because he lived it first. While it might be difficult to see small pieces of joy during chronic illness, God’s mercies truly are unending.
My Complicated Glasses • A Prayer
Rest. I want to rest for just a moment, but my mind can’t stop. What is this quiet place where You have invited me? It isn’t the absence of sound and activity but an awareness of the small. Lord, You are here in this moment, in this space – sacred yet simple.
Peace that Prevails
I love the word prevail, especially when paired with peace. Knowing I can have an inner calm, even when pain triggers anxiety, settles my soul.
Simple Silence: A Quiet Place to Rest
Are you also feeling those anxious mind-racing thoughts that threaten to pull your heart down? Our Lord Jesus has called us to lay the weight down and find His quiet rest.
When Anxiety Strikes, Seek God First
It all comes down to this idea of trust. It’s about getting our priorities in order and paying attention to what we view. It’s about remembering who we are and – most importantly – who YOU are.
Chronic Joy® devotionals are an invitation to take one gentle step, to pray in a comforting and familiar or perhaps new-to-you way, or to cry out on behalf of one precious life today … maybe even yours.