God of all Comfort

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The pain and challenges of living with a chronic illness...
the God of all comfort is there to help us cope.

The God of All Comfort is based on the author's experience of living with chronic illness as well as that of seventeen other people who share their stories within the pages of this book. Illnesses include a variety of autoimmune system disorders, cancer, and Lou Gehrig's disease, as well as several ...

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Overview

The pain and challenges of living with a chronic illness...
the God of all comfort is there to help us cope.

The God of All Comfort is based on the author's experience of living with chronic illness as well as that of seventeen other people who share their stories within the pages of this book. Illnesses include a variety of autoimmune system disorders, cancer, and Lou Gehrig's disease, as well as several other chronic and serious illnesses. This book strives to help you recognize yourself in your struggles and feel less alone in your pain.

Each devotional issue illustrates God's involvement in the midst of pain.

These issues include:
Pain ���� Weakness ���� Identity ���� Loss of independence
Loneliness ���� Facing death

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"There are four places to find comfort-on your knees to Jesus, in the Bible, in the arms of the Father, and by reading The God of All Comfort. You will draw genuine comfort from real people decimated by dealing with actual illness and disabilities, some like yours, some like mine. Drink in, inhale these devotions, and they will calm and  soothe you like the balm of Gilead. Those in pain will keep this book close to their bedside."

-Steve Appel

Director of Communications and Media

Joni and Friends, the disability outreach of Joni Eareckson Tada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899571553
  • Publisher: AMG Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Gann has lived with fibromyalgia and other autoimmune system disorders for over twenty years and has survived breast cancer. She started an Encouragement Support Group for people with chronic illness at her local church, Lake City Community Church, Judy serves as Writers Coordinator for Rest Ministries, an international Christian ministry for people with chronic illness. Judy lives in Lakewood, Washington, where she works as an early-learning librarian. For more information and additional resources go to www.judygann.com

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Table of Contents

C O N T E N T S

Acknowledgment  xi

Introduction xiii

         SECTION 1

    By God's Design

Wonderfully Made 3

In God's Eyes  5

Who Am I Now?  7

A Purpose in Pain  9

For God's Glory  11

A Temple of God's Spirit  13

Unfinished Portrait  15

        SECTION 2

Strength for the Journey 

Strength for the Journey 19

Daily Battles  21

Blessing in a Thorn  23

The Tortoise and the Hare  25

 The View from the Top  27

Stretcher Bearers  29

         SECTION 3

The Furnace of Affliction

Refiner's Fire  35

God's Megaphone  37

Down...But not Out  39

Pruning Shears  41

Shattered Dreams  43

Partner in Suffering  45

Uncomfortable Comforters  47

        SECTION 4

Through Deep Waters

Stormy Weather  51 

Deep Waters  53

Don't Look Down  55

Refuge in the Sermon  57

A Firm Foundation  59

The Calm in the Storm  61


          SECTION 5

Courage in the Darkness

Trusting God in the dark  65

A Roller Coaster Ride  67

What if?  69

Encounter with a Giant  71

The Waiting Game  73

Lighting the Darkness  75

Treasures of darkness  77

             SECTION 6

       Springs in the Desert

Desert Places  81

The Desert of Loneliness  83

Gaining through Loss  85

Sacrifice of Praise  87

Oasis in the Desert  89

The Good Old Days  91

The Laugh Box  93

             SECTION 7

      Rest for the Weary

Rest Stops  97

Prescription for Weariness  99

Life in the Slow Lane  101

A Time to Be Still   103

A Thief Named Worry  105

Songs in the Night  107

           SECTION 8

    Eyes toward Heaven

Running the Race  111

Tents Are Temporary  113

The Shadow of Death  115

Hanging on to Hope  117

The Big Picture  119

Welcome Home!  121

Notes 123

RESOURCES OF COMFORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT  127

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2005

    Encouraging

    This book is aptly subtlted ¿Devotions of hope for those who chronically suffer.¿ Hope runs all through it as Judy weaves personal stories through the encouraging scriptures that God offers those who suffer. Even if you don¿t face a chronic illness, consider buying it for a reminder of the hope we all share, then give your copy as an encouragement to someone who must deal with daily pain.

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