EVERYONE FACES TIMES when they are lost, confused, and scared. That time for me is most of the time. I have Crohn’s disease, a disease that causes my immune system to attack my digestive system and causes me a lot of pain. Being sick for the rest of my life seems all bad, and yet it has brought me closer to God.
Because I have a chronic illness, I have developed what I call “chronic faith.” When I need someone to turn to, I turn to God. When I have hit my lowest low, the Lord has saved me from the great darkness.
God has blessed me with people who help me get through the pain. My goal in life is to help others through the pain of disease and other troubles that cause them to suffer.
devozine, March/April 2016
From “Chronic Faith” by Lillian Droscha, page 10 in devozine, March/April 2016. Copyright © 2015 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Psalm 107:1, NRSV
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