You Are Enough Even With A Chronic Illness

Yu are enough with a chronic illness

 

Having a chronic illness can really make your self esteem take a nosedive.  We need to remember on a daily basis that all that matters is what God says about us.  There are so many things that he cherishes about us.  Please remember that  you are enough even with a chronic illness!  Don’t ever forget that.

1. You are enough. Sometimes because of our limitations we think we don’t measure up.  God can still use you. He finds you more valuable than rubies. ( Proverbs 3:15) You are still enough even with a chronic illness!
 
2. God loves you just the way you are. He is the one who  made you in his image!
 
3. You are not valuable because of what you can do but because of who you belong to. We are human beings not human doings.
 

4. Learn to be compassionate and considerate with yourself just as you would with a friend.  So many times we are more compassionate to a friend than we are with ourselves. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

 

5. Learn to forgive yourself and others. So many people can disappoint us in this life including ourselves.  Harboring grudges and bitterness does not do our health any good.  Learn to let go and let God fill you up.

 

6. God still has a purpose for your life even though you can’t do all the things you use to do. There are so many stories of how God has used unlikely people.  (2 Corinthians 12:9)

 
7. God sings over you with His love. (“He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17) What a great picture of how much God loves us.  He delights in us!
 
8. God has started a good work in you and He will see it through to completion. (Philippians 1:6) God is not done with you yet!
 
9. Stop comparing yourself to others. When we compare we either feel prideful or less than others.  it does not do us any good.  God made us all different for a reason.
 
10.Reach out to others. Sometimes when we think we don’t have any energy to reach out we can do the smallest thing like offering a smile or hug that can do much more than we can imagine.
I hope these reminders of God’s love and compassion towards us reminds us of how much we’re worth. may you have a blessed day!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Wonderful reminders! I don’t have a chronic illness, but several years ago I battled breast cancer and many of your points were ones that I definitely had to cling to during that time.
    Thanks so much for sharing this post with us at Coffee and Conversation! I hope to see you again on Wednesday. 🙂
    ~Candy
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  2. says

    Hi Tanya, thank you for sharing these. Such important truths to remember and I think anyone can be encouraged and inspired by these. There are several people in my life who have a chronic illness and these points you’ve shared remind me to be mindful and aware of what they are going through. -Abby (visiting from Coffee For You Heart)

  3. says

    What a great reminder! Most of the time I know I still have value even though I have a chronic illness, but we all have moments where we doubt ourselves and need to be reminded.

  4. says

    What a great list! It’s true for me that sometimes I don’t feel as though I’m enough because I often feel limited by my chronic illness. Had it not been for my faith, I wouldn’t be as strong as I am now. Knowing you will garner strength from an intimate relationship with our Father, makes it easier to push through those difficult times.

    Thank you for sharing at Chronic Friday Linkup. I pinned this to the linkup board.

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