Printables • Teens & YA
Resources, tips, and tools designed specifically to encourage and inspire teens and young adults affected by chronic illness, mental illness, and chronic pain. Dozens of beautifully designed, FREE printables, and there are always more coming. Step in, check back, download a little hope today.
PRINTABLES FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS – READY FOR YOUR PRINTER
Chronic Joy offers beautifully designed FREE printables for teens and young adults, and there are always more coming!
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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.
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 to come is greater than anything here on earth.
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.
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.
13 Things That Might Resonate
With chronic illness, every day is an adventure! It isn't a life we would have chosen, but it is one we're learning to walk through with courage, tenacity, humor, and grace. We are so much more than our illnesses!
13 Verses to Lean Into
Lean into these verses, write them in a journal, choose one or two to memorize, and then think about who else might need to read them too. The Word of God is alive and powerful, able to bring us comfort in a way that nothing else can.
Gratefulness is choosing to focus on God rather than ourcircumstances. Fixing our eyes on Jesus reminds us of His gracious, compassionate love and unending faithfulness.
God created us with a whole range of emotions, some that can be difficult to feel and even riskier to talk about. Learning to identify our emotions helps us grow in our understanding of God and of others. The Emotions Wheel is great place to begin!
Finding Your God-Given Purpose
Discovering our God-given purpose begins with trust, with learning to be present with God in each moment — less about why we were created and what we are created to do than about who we are created to be.
How is God calling me?
When we seek God’s calling for our lives, our journey begins with love, with who we are in Christ, and who we were created to be.
30 Creative Ways
Pause. Seek. Notice.
Allow yourself to be inconvenienced by the will of God. Then take the first intentional step forward and see what He will do.
Living Brave begins with faith, with living authentically from the inside out. It’s messy and gritty, and reveals how much we really trust God.
Get creative with a photography challenge! Just pick up your camera, notice, and click. Take a series of selfies, go for a photowalk, choose a single color to capture, or look for an interesting still-life shot. Be curious and create!
Build An Ebenezer
Remembering God's Faithfulness
God’s people built Ebenezers, touchstones of help, to anchor them in truth in the midst of frightening, painful, difficult, or challenging circumstances.
The Story Told Through Our Scars
Where we’ve been fractured, we can offer empathy and compassion. Where we’ve been wounded, we can speak of hope. Where we have been ground into dust, God’s light shines bright.
Creatively Express Your Story
We can feel isolated and powerless when living with chronic illness, but what if your story begins to bridge those barriers? What if your story offers a glimmer of hope to someone standing at the edge of hopelessness?
Where do I discover hope?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and need encouragement, these verses will give you courage and confidence. Why not meditate on them throughout your day and share them with your friends?
Who does God say you are?
God sees you as someone of infinite value. He sees who you are in Christ, and who you will become as the Holy Spirit lives and breathes in you.
Where do I find joy?
Joy is discovered in big events and in small, seemingly insignificant moments, in both mountain-top experiences, and expressions we can easily overlook, like a kind word or a helping hand.
Wonder Walks • Prayer Guide
Wonder Walks invite us to slow down and seek God's holy fingerprint pulsing through every atom of His creation.
You Are So Loved
Do you love yourself like God loves you? Do you live like you’re valuable? Do you live like you’re set free?