When Pain Meets the Power
of an Indestructible Life
~ 101 Devotions ~
by Merry Marinello
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"...like a daily balm for your weary soul reminding you that God is near in your journey...a must read."~ Shelly Esser,
Just Between Us Magazine
2013 Illumination Book Awards Bronze Medal Winner,
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Paperback: 258 pagesPublisher: Hope Is My Anchor (May 1, 2013)Language: EnglishISBN-13: 978-0-9852603-2-3
Nearly one in two Americans have an invisible chronic illness, and nineteen million are disabled by one.* They have no cane or wheel chair to let others know that something is wrong. Caregivers struggle right along with them and wonder, “Is there hope? Does God care about what we’re going through? What does God promise us?”
Thirteen years ago the author’s husband Dave was disabled by an invisible illness. He had mysterious symptoms such as chemical sensitivities, joint pain, bouts of confusion, and dizziness, but had to leave work without a diagnosis. “God, how will we live and raise our children?” Dave was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease, but that wasn’t what changed their lives most.
Are you ready to find something more than just a lesson to learn from painful experiences? Are you ready to meet God in a deeper, more meaningful way?
In the package of suffering, God wraps a most surprising, precious gift: Himself. If you find yourself struggling to see God, may these meditations carry you to his arms of love and his throne of grace.
“Chronic illness can be overwhelming, leaving you and your loved ones feeling helpless and hopeless. Invisible Illness, Visible God is a transparent collection of devotions from someone who has walked in your shoes. Out of her own experience, the author brings daily encouragement, helping you persevere in this difficult journey with hope. The book is like a daily balm for your weary soul reminding you that God is near in your journey—and that you are never alone. You will come away feeling like you were “lifted into Jesus’ arms” in the midst of your pain. This book is a must-read for those who suffer with chronic illness and for those who suffer along with them.”
~ Shelly EsserAuthor and Editor of Just Between Us Magazine
“Jesus is a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. He meets us in the valleys of life, which are normal for His followers. I so appreciate believers who are real, like David throughout the Psalms, and the Marinello's in this precious book. Thank you for your courage and candor in facing the problems of life and finding the man of sorrows on your journey.”
~ Steve DemmeFounder of Math-U-See and Building Faith Families