Pause for a moment and consider all that you have lost to your chronic illness or pain.
Perhaps you lost a job or thriving career.
Maybe friends or family members left when they realized your suffering wasn’t going away.
Perhaps you lost your financial stability, emotional calm, or even your faith.
Perhaps all of your dreams and plans for life were ripped out of your hands. Good things that you used to be able to do are no longer possible.
Perhaps…perhaps…you have lost so much to your illness and pain you do not even recognize yourself anymore.
What in the world are we supposed to do when everything has been taken away?
I believe the answer to this question lies in learning how to mourn all that cannot be fixed and all that will never be returned in this lifetime.
“There is no way not to experience the pain, and so in grief, we dive in headfirst, experiencing the pain to the fullest extent, that we might know it, understand it, and move through it, believing God is with us every step of the way.”
In this book, I hope you will join me in grabbing hold of grief instead of pushing it away. I hope you will join me in processing grief, feeling sorrow, and allowing tears. I hope you will use this book to create grieving rituals, engage with the journaling questions, and find the courage to approach God with your questions. I hope you will find small pieces of healing, even as your pain doesn’t go away.
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When Chronic Pain and Illness Take Everything Away is available on Amazon.com in kindle and paperback formats.