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Chronic Love: Trusting God While Suffering with A Chronic Illness

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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Living with rheumatoid arthritis and gastroparesis, Brooke desires for women to know the truth about the God who loves them and is with them each day as they face disease and disability; she shares the Truth of the Bible as their ultimate healing.

It is as if she is walking with her readers through their journeys with chronic illnesses or caring for those with chronic illnesses. The Father's answer is in Isaiah 53: 10, "it was the will of the LORD to crush him; he has put him to grief. However, a God who walks with me, sometimes carries me through my chronic conditions, for Him I can only express deep gratitude and love. It has let me see how he too suffered, nailed to the cross and felt that he was forsaken by God, our Father and question why he also let him suffer.

In Chronic Love, Brooke Bartz reveals a deeply raw and descriptive account of life with a chronic and debilitating illness, and she shares with readers how comfort and strength can be found through the Truth in God's Word.

We hope that these conversations can offer a needed counterpoint to the often sterile portrayals of illness and treatment in the service of helping those living with illness to feel less alone; to offer supportive others a lens through which they may more sensitively meet the needs of their fellow humans with illness; and to raise awareness, curiosity, critical thought, and contemplations of change as we lean into issues that impose further hardship on humans living with illness. On the other end of the spectrum are those who blame you for your illness and insist that you are sick because your faith is not strong enough or because God is angry with you.I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. Ambassador International's mission is to impact lives by publishing books that magnify Christ and share the Gospel. I began reading “Chronic Love” by Brooke Bartz because I have suffered over the past 4 years with Chronic illness/disability which has made me want to give up and has tested my faith many times.

Two of the main points that “Chronic Love” makes are that suffering makes us like Christ and also increases our dependence on God. For true and lasting comfort we must dig deeper into God's Word and the context in which those much-used passages were written. We live in a fallen world, and aren't promised a pain free life, but Brooke reminds us that suffering draws us closer to the Lord.In Chronic Love , Brooke Bartz reveals a deeply raw and descriptive account of life with a chronic and debilitating illness, and she shares with readers how comfort and strength can be found through the Truth in God's Word. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. The idea that God ordains chronic illness, gives it to people for His purposes is utterly disagreeable for me. I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review.

Jesus told us we would face perilous trials and that even our bodies would feel the effects of the Fall. Yet disease was not always her close companion; in the years before her diagnosis, she grew up playing sports and earned a full scholarship to play volleyball at the University of Mary Hardin–Baylor.

The necessity of trusting in the sovereignty of God is made clear, yet, the comforting love of God is also evident. In stark contrast to one of the reviewers who said, "to think God “ordained” such makes me feel angry and rebellious against such a God," there is this quote by Charles Spurgeon who spent his whole life battling severe depression and gout. So, don't trust your feelings, embrace what Scripture says and what this author stays consistent to and enjoy these abiding truths. I am not well versed in scripture and the reading was not only easy reading but at each section it gave relevant scripture to reach out to you and let you know just how much Christ cares for you and loves you.

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