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Resources for Coping with Chronic Pain and Illness

Joni often acknowledges the unique challenges of an invisible disability because it is so difficult for others to identify and understand. The disabilities may be invisible, but they are so very real!

We highly recommend the following resources and hope that they will be a source of encouragement as they take a close look at our suffering and how it fits into God’s sovereign plans.

Invisible Disabilities: Fibromyalgia

On the Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast, Crystal talks with Hallie Sheaffer about her experience with fibromyalgia. Hear how this hidden disability affects her daily activities, people’s perceptions of her, and what she has found helpful in her community of support.

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Suffering is Never for Nothing

Hard times come for all in life, with no real explanation. When we walk through suffering, it has the potential to devastate and destroy, or to be the gateway to gratitude and joy. Elisabeth Elliot was no stranger to suffering. It was in her deepest suffering that she learned the deepest lessons about God.

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Pain and Providence

By: Joni Eareckson Tada

Pain and chronic illness can erode your joy like acid, and can lead you to question God and his power. Join Joni in taking a close look at what the Bible says about pain and the sovereign providence of God.

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Making Sense of Suffering

Bring hope and comfort to those who are going through personal difficulties! This will be a great help to groups dealing with grief, disabilities, emotional and physical trauma, divorce, and more.

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God’s Hand in Our Hardship

Find honest, biblical answers to tough questions about God’s sovereignty. Look at how a gracious and loving God can allow you to suffer, why “good” people have to suffer and how good can come from it.

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A Place of Healing

By: Joni Eareckson Tada

“If God can heal me, why won’t He?” How do we navigate that agonizing distance between such a magnificent yes and such a heartbreaking no? Here, Joni takes you with her on an intimate journey through foundational questions about healing, suffering, pain, and hope.

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