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Chronic Pain and Lukewarm Faith, by Heather Hart

Heather wearing a floral top, smiling at the camera. Title reads Chronic Pain and Lukewarm Faith, guest post by Heahter Hart, ChronicallyHopeful

After almost a year of severe, chronic migraines, I am happy to announce that I am finally feeling better. I’m not 100% yet, but I have had several pain-free days for the first time in ten months.

I am over-the-moon excited and thankful for the relief.

But as much as I clung to God over the past year, I’m sad to say that my faith still suffered.

For months I was unable to read my Bible (or anything else for that matter), and I am struggling to get back into the groove.

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Jennifer Cannon on Faith Through Illness: Hemiplegic Migraine

Jennifer has dark, bob cut hair, she is wearing a stripy, sleeveless top, smiling. Title reads Faith Through Hemiplegic Migraine, Interview with Jennifer Cannon, by Chronically Hopeful
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Faith Through Illness

Welcome to the second interview on Faith Through Illness.  In this series we will meet a variety of Christians from around the world, people who all struggle with different chronic conditions.

We will hear from them how their faith has been affected by their health and how the Lord gets them through it. Their struggles and their victories. 

I hope you will find these stories as encouraging as I do!

Today I'm sharing Jennifer's journey of faith. She has a great blog called "The Frozen Mind" where she writes about life with chronic illness, more specifically migraines, she shares her faith, favourite books and more!

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Nicole Starbuck on Faith Through Illness

Nicole sitting on a sofa, leaning her head on her hand, smiling. Title reads Faith through Generalised anxiety disorder, interview with Nicole Starbuck, by Chronically Hopeful
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Faith Through Illness

Welcome to the first interview in a new series called Faith Through Illness. I hope you will find these stories to be encouraging and a blessing. I know I am loving each one that arrives in my inbox and I cannot wait to share them with you!

Today I'm sharing Nicole's beautiful journey of faith. She ​is the co-founder of "Jumpstart Positivity", a community focus​ed on personal growth, positive thinking and making impactful change. Do go visit her site and leave some comment love!

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God will give you the desires of your heart

God gives us the desires of our heart BLOG

This verse is often misinterpreted and then people are discouraged and think God doesn’t keep His word.

It’s not saying God is a genie and will grant all your wishes, whatever they are, we know that not everything we lust after in this life is in alignment with God’s will or even part of the path He would like us to be on. I know my own desires were far from godly before I gave my life to Christ and our flesh will always crave things that aren’t good for us. That’s part of the human nature since our separation from God through disobedience in the Garden of Eden… it’s in our DNA now, we all have a hard time fighting our own nature.

That is the beauty of salvation through Christ, lives changed, character changed, desires changed – by Him, not by our own might.Continue reading

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Keeping An Eternal Perspective

Leaves in the pouring rain. Title Reads, keeping an eternal perspective despite our circumstances.

I absolutely believe that we are safer with God in any storm than we would be anywhere else without Him. It's hard when you focus on the pain and suffering in this world or even your own personal trials to remember that this is just a fraction of eternity. This will eventually pass, it is only a temporary part of your life.

Keeping ​an eternal perspective allows you to see just how small and temporary every trial is in the larger ​scheme of things. That doesn't mean ​it doesn't hurt or doesn't scare you or make you feel helpless at times. It just means that you will never lose hope because you know that this too shall pass.

There have been a few occasions since ​my onset of ​ME/CFS that I have broken down from frustration and utter physical weakness. I've even had a few panic attacks, and every time I have a breakdown or meltdown, I remember the first one because it was incredible.

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