Where Is God When You Are Facing A Chronic Illness? A Book Review
Do you or someone you know have a chronic illness.
Recently, I picked up a book on Amazon by Kimberly Rae, entitled, “Why Doesn’t God Fix It? I really wanted to read this book more out of curiosity. Why?
- Although I am not going through a chronic illness, my daughter is and I know of others who are too
- Kimberly Rae is a great author and has written other books fiction and non fiction that are well worth reading. Here are some God has given her much insight in many areas including human trafficking and chronic illness. Her books are definitely worth reading.
- You can also follow her on FACEBOOK and YOUTUBE. I believe she keeps up here when she is feeling well.
You can click HERE to get this book and to read more about the author and other reviews.
“Why Doesn’t God Fix It?” also works well as a devotional book and would make a great gift for anyone. It is definitely worth reading and passing along. Here are a few of Kimberly Rae’s quotes from her book:
Sometimes God does not give the answer because He knows He is all the answer we really need. In finding Him, we find enough. Will you walk toward Him with me? It’s okay if right now the questions you want to as Him are laced with pain, anger, or even bitterness. He can handle it. Only be willing to listen to what He has to say in response. Like Job, don’t listen to the friends trying to convince you God is punishing you, and definitely don’t listen to those who, like Job’s wife, say you should just curse God and die. Instead, like Job, go to God Himself with your grief, your anger, your defense.
Don’t try to fix it yourself. As hard as it is to trust God when things aren’t happening and you’re waiting for a miracle you aren’t certain will ever come, jumping ahead of God and pushing forward when you know He wants you to wait only ends up badly.
No matter how dark or desperate your feelings are, take them straight to God. He’s the only one strong enough to hold them, so let Him have them every time they come. Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you. Psalm 55:22
To know that Jesus Himself knows, cares, and is not only ready to listen to my infirm feelings, but also to pray for me, that is victory already!
When I hear someone implying my illness would go away if only I believed enough or prayed enough, etc., I tend to want to re-question everything. Is this my fault? Am I doing something wrong? I know I fully believe God could heal me at any moment if He chose to, but what if, really deep down, I don’t really believe it?
We must learn to live according to the truth, not our feelings. For the truth sets us free. -Kimberly Rae
At the end of each chapter, the author has several individual or group study questions. This way you can search the Scriptures and your own heart regarding sickness. I hope you will grab this book and read it and pass it along. Use it as a devotional book in your own personal time. It will speak to your heart in other ways too.
This is my own review. I was not asked to do this, nor was I given a copy; I just enjoyed the book so much and found other ways to apply the truths in it to other aspects of my life and wanted to share it with you. Get it and share it.