Machen, J. Gresham
31-Day Devotionals for Life
Is chronic illness taking over your heart as much as your body? Physical symptoms and limitations change all aspects of life, leading to losses and to unique challenges that are difficult to navigate. Writing from her own experience with these issues, Esther Smith focuses heavily on encouragement and practical application, showing you how to release guilt and shame, ask for help, balance work and rest, and get through days of difficult symptoms. Each day, you will be encouraged as you consider how God uses illness in sanctifying, kingdom-advancing ways to display his glory and work in your heart.
In the 31-Day Devotionals for Life series, biblical counselors and Bible teachers guide you through Scripture passages that speak to specific situations or struggles, helping you to apply God’s Word to your life in practical ways day after day.
Esther Smith (MA in Counseling, Liberty University; Certificate from Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation) is a biblical counselor at Life Counseling Center.
“You will no longer suffer alone as you take up the journey of walking with God in the pages of this book.” — Eliza Huie, Director of Counseling, McLean Bible Church, DC Metropolitan Area; Dean of Biblical Counseling, Metro Baltimore Seminary
“Speaks eloquently to chronic illness. . . . Gives hope and wisdom for all sufferers and for those who seek to care for them as well.” — Andy Farmer, Pastor of Counseling and Care, Covenant Fellowship Church; Author, Real Peace: What We Long For and Where to Find It
“Simply outstanding. . . . Delivers an avalanche of hope as well as practical help about how to care for our bodies.” — Dave Furman, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Church of Dubai; Author, Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting and Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials
“An exceptional devotional written by one who understands chronic illness. . . . A feast to savor and treasure!” — Cindee Snider Re, Cofounder, Chronic Joy (chronic illness ministry); Author, Chronic Joy Thrive Series and Abide Series