Faith and Health

Learning how to cultivate a rich faith even while dealing with poor health.

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    Faith and Health

    Chronic Illness Burnout: What It Is and 7 Ways to Heal 

    “What’s the point?” I sighed as I stared out the window.   The dark grey skies matched the stormy conditions of my heart.   Recently I had been prescribed a new medication, which had been helpful for other people who had the same health condition as me.   I thought this new medicine would be the answer. To help me walk and stand without feeling dizzy. To help give me more energy.   But after trying it for a few weeks I developed side effects.   Side effects that made it not worth it.   All my hopes were dashed to the ground like giant drops of rain pouring down.    When you live with a chronic…

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    Faith and Healing – It Doesn’t Mean What You Think

    I stared at my phone in shock and disbelief. Tears filled my eyes as I read her message over and over. Finally, I put the phone down and walked away.   But her words followed me.     “If you don’t come to this event, you will never be healed. You don’t have enough faith.”    This lady had invited me to an event that advertised worship, miracles, and healing for anyone who came.   But due to scheduling conflicts, I wasn’t able to go.     I knew she meant well. I knew she just wanted me to be free from the chronic illness plaguing me.    But her words hurt.     And they made me wonder:    Are…

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    10 Powerful Ways God Heals Us Today

    One of God’s names is Jehovah-Rophe which means “to heal and restore”.  I love this name because living with a chronic illness, means I pray to God for healing A LOT.  And yet, every day I still struggle with many frustrating symptoms.   Maybe you are in that place.   You’ve cried out to God again and again. Only to have your prayers met with silence.  When suffering from health issues, it can be hard to wait for God to move. To constantly wonder if today will be the day He will finally heal you.  The problem is we often expect God to heal us in the way we want Him to and…

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    Does God Still Heal Today? 3 Important Steps to Take

    Does God still heal today?   As someone who has suffered for over 10 years with a chronic illness, this is a question I have pondered quite often. Especially because so far, God hasn’t healed me yet.   As Christians, we may say we believe God can heal us. But do we really? Or are there some doubts hiding within our hearts?  I don’t know about you, but while I totally believe God CAN heal me.   I’m not always so sure He WILL.   What does the Bible say about healing today?  If you read through the life of Jesus, you see that physical healing was his most common miracle.   Those miracles were the…

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    Why Won’t God Heal Me? 3 Things to Consider

    It’s been over 10 years.   10 years since receiving a diagnosis that changed my life. 10 years since the doctor spoke those life-altering words, “It is a chronic condition.” 10 years of trying every diet, supplement, program, etc. 10 years of praying that God would heal my body . . . only to continue to struggle with this.   And if I am completely honest, while at times reading God’s word can be encouraging . . . at other times reading about all the miracles throughout its pages can be a bit disheartening.   I mean, there are so many examples of God healing people in Scripture that it makes me…

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    Coping with Chronic Illness: 7 Ways to Thrive with Christ

    I really struggled with my faith after I was diagnosed with the hyperadrenergic subtype of the chronic illness known as POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). I couldn’t understand why God would allow this health issue to come into my life.    I felt devastated. Frustrated. And depressed.   After all, I knew God could perform miracles. I knew He COULD heal me. And yet as the years rolled by and He DIDN’T . . .  I struggled with wondering, “WHY?”   This led to feelings of frustration and depression. But as I leaned on God through it all, He began to show me a new way of looking at it. And by implementing…

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    Living with Chronic Illness . . . And Jesus

    I will never forget the day my son ran into the house and excitedly declared, “We are going on a field trip to the zoo!”  And then I watched his happiness fade into disappointment as he quietly whispered, “I was going to ask you to chaperone . . . but that would be too far for you to walk.”  My heart broke inside my chest. But despite the pain, I smiled at him and told him I was so happy for him. I told him he was going to have so much fun. And that I wanted to hear every detail about the trip when he got home.   He seemed…