When Your Life Looks Different Because of Chronic Illness

Life Changes from Chronic Illness

As I finished drinking my warm mug of lemon water a few moments ago, I smiled to myself, thinking about how different my life looks as a result of chronic illness.

It wasn’t a happy smile, but a smile of contentment.

I felt peace. And still do.

It’s funny how that happens.

I never in a million years would have thought I could be content spending my day in bed, eating a restricted diet, and constantly using various forms of treatment.

My adventurous, travel-loving self would have never chosen to stay put.

I loved to go. To serve. To experience all I could.

I still like those things, but caring for myself in the best ways possible means I have to put my desires on the back burner.

It’s true that I would rather not have spent the past two hours detoxing my body.

But it’s also true that God is good. I believe He knows. I believe He cares. And I believe He’s working.

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Emily Lofgren’s heart beats for authenticity. She craves true connection where we can be real about our struggles and find hope together. Emily became a Christian in college and since then has had a passion for writing in a way that helps others encounter life. Grab your free copy of her eBook Finding Hope Through the Fog.