If you’ve been chronically ill for a long time, you may be familiar with the silence of God and wondering if he has forgotten you. I remember experiencing this myself. Watching everyone else live whilst my life had ‘stopped’.
Praying and believing for breakthrough which just didn’t come…the months turned into years. Was God answering everyone else’s prayers? Why was He silent?
The waiting caused as much hurt and confusion as the illness itself. Where was my healing?
I imagine you may be feeling similar? Do you feel as though you’re spectating life, watching everyone else live the abundant life whilst you’re struggling trying to survive as best you can.
Maybe you also feeling robbed of the joy and pleasures you thought you’d experience. Have you ever cried “Where is God?” because God seems silent.
In this post I wanted to share with you why your healing is taking a long time to manifest…and it’s all good.
One of the hardest things for me in the past 20 years is the loneliness of chronic illness.
In the early days, I struggled on my own with very few people understanding the impact the pain was having on my mental state, making me feel even more isolated.
Do you now feel different because you can no longer join in with ‘life’ and the activities you once enjoyed with others have now stopped?
WE CRAVE CONNECTION
We crave connection and to be understood. It starts when we connect with our mothers the moment we’re held for the very first time. This gives acceptance, love and security.
When illness happens though, we sense the lack of understanding by others which causes us to experience disconnection.
Have you given up hope that you’ll ever be well again? I believe after reading this post you’ll have a fresh revelation of how to have hope in the storm and why it’s so very different to the hope you’re maybe more familiar with.
My situation was impossible, doctors couldn’t help me and it seemed like life was over until I discovered the value of knowing Bible Hope in my situation.
I had been waiting and waiting; the months had turned to years yet still no breakthrough. I’d resigned to the fact that this illness was here to stay.
Are your symptoms persisting and your pain continuing for what seems like a lifetime? Maybe you’ve also started to tolerate your situation believing that this is your lot in life.
I hear you and I know that despair.