Psalm 33:18-19 - But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
There are many different kinds of famine:
There are however, other forms of famine that are tied in with chronic pain and illness. There’s:
All of these, depending on what kind of disability or illness you have, cause us to have a famine that’s not just for a short period of time, but for the rest of our lives.
Whenever there’s a hole in our lives from things we no longer can participate in, we must find a positive way to let go of what we can’t do and fill that hole with something else that’s good that we can do.
Find some suggestions on marcandangel.com to let go and move on, in their article, “8 Effective Ways to let go and Move On.”
Remember: God will keep you alive in famine and give you the hope you need to fill in those holes created by chronic pain or illness and grow you into a new creation.
Famines are challenging, but they can also be used to shape you with the strength to jump into your future with the courage to accept change.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.