Enduring prolonged illness can be lonely.
Life, as it use to be, seems to halt for the one suffering while life for everyone else seems to just keep moving on. During my many months of isolation from fellowship, I remember wondering…does anyone remember me?
God knew my wondering and he prompted the hands and lips and feet of many saints to write and call and visit. THIS is another way to ease the pain of loneliness of a friend or loved one who is suffering prolonged illness or disease during the holidays.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,” Thessalonians 5:11
When someone is going through a difficult time and enduring hurt, pain, or suffering from circumstances, disease, or illness….hopelessness is not far from the thinking. In hopelessness here is certain loneliness.
Friends, you can spur the suffer-er on!
These were blessings I received – perhaps you are equipped to bless your friend or loved one similarly:
WRITINGS: “I had nearly one hundred cards layered and hung, on six strands of ribbons…” p. 44 Towdah, A Cancer Survivor’s Song of Hope
CALLS: “Jesus came in the form of two dear friends over the phone, caressing me with caring words.” p.100 Towdah
VISITS: “Twenty or so of my friends lined up an down my stony front walk, displaying all varieties and designs of pipe cleaner antennae on their heads! A myriad of voices were singing, ‘ The ants go marching!’ p. 77 Towdah.
I was so encouraged and so built up in my time of weakness!
I am praying that you will take the time to be God’s hands and lips and feet TODAY.
Do you know anyone who is suffering during this season of HOPE?
Then by all means, encourage them!
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