Job 16:6 - Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away.
Some of the hardest words to hear are, “There is no cure.” How do I go on with my life when I find out I’m going to have to live with this illness? There are no easy answers. Each person has to face what’s going on and travel down the road towards acceptance. This doesn’t mean that we won’t explore ways to help us live a better life even with a chronic illness. Try looking at alternative therapies such as essential oils, herbal supplements and acupuncture. You may feel, at first, like you are grasping at straws, but somewhere in the middle of the haystack of illness, God can help you find a way to live the best way you can.
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.