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Spiritual Depression Wednesday Writings

Spiritual Depression: Peace and Contentment

This week is our last week in this series on D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’s book Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure. I hope these chapters have been a blessing to you as much as they’ve been a blessing to me! Today we’re going to look at two of the book’s last chapters, Chapter 19: The Peace […]

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You Are Seen and Known (Even If You Feel Forgotten)

I opened the messaging app for perhaps the fortieth time that day. All of my friends were busy, and I knew that, but I still felt lonely. Something about this felt familiar. I was transported back to my teen years, when many of my friends didn’t understand my chronic illness, and I often felt forgotten. […]

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Anxiety in Chronic Illness, Part 2

The Strategy for God’s Peace Last week we looked at Romans 12 and ways to battle for our mind in the difficulties of chronic illness. Now let’s look at another equally important passage on thinking and anxiety.* “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made […]

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How to Deal With Anxiety in Chronic Illness, Part 1

“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” Hebrews 10:35-36 I keenly remember the unusual, extreme anxiety that gripped my chest. The unexplained pain in my back would not ease. The desperately […]