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Discovering Hope: Beginning the Journey Toward Hope in Chronic Illness

Cindee Snider Re

Top 10 Best Quotes

“We can feel isolated and powerless when living with chronic illness, but what if your story begins to bridge the barrier or open a way for someone to connect? What if your story offers a glimmer of hope to someone standing at the edge of desolation? ...What if your story starts the conversation?”

“Chronic illness is hard. Pain is hard. Isolation is hard. The financial cost is hard. Grieving is hard and necessary and sometimes takes far longer than we ever imagined.”

“Recently God asked me the same question in a new way, "And if I don't allow you to heal, if I never remove the pain, will you still trust Me?”

“What if illness - the stripping away of our health, our dreams, our understanding of who we are and what our future holds - is really a gift - God offering Himself to us unencumbered by all the noise, all the things that clutter our hearts and so easily fill our days? Because what if that quiet, stripped-away space is where hope is found? Where God leans in close whispering love to our weary souls until it becomes as familiar as the beating of our own hearts?”

“In the midst of pain, we begin to understand the price Jesus paid for our salvation.”

“Hard times, when held with open hands and a tender heart, can prepare us for the future.”

“Biblical lament is an honest, vulnerable expression of pain, a crying out to God in faith as we are suffering.”

“Each of us has a story - a unique, valuable, integral part of the whole story of God. Your story is important. It matters.”

“And that afternoon, as the sun slanted low through the changing autumn leaves, I remembered to savor the moment, soak in the beauty, breathe deeply and feel the immensity of God.”

“Sharing our stories is a vital part of doing life together. The disciples shared their stories and changed the world, not because they were extraordinary men, but because they told about an extraordinary God.”

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