Feeling Isolated? Go With God Today "Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they called out to The LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress."(Psalm 107:4-6 NIV) Living with chronic illness and pain can feel like living in a desert wasteland. We search earnestly for a place to settle, a place where isolation does not exist, but rather understanding and comfort. If our illness is progressive, it may feel that our lives are ebbing away before our very eyes. Chronic illness and pain can touch the very core of our soul and existence if we are not careful to place God first in our lives. What about you beloved? Where do you place God in your life? Is God sitting on a back burner or do you hold Him in the forefront of your existence? Have you become so isolated from others that you refuse to let even God's love in? There is no where in the Bible that states that we will not have pain and suffering in this world, however the Bible states that God's grace will go with us always and be sufficient for our needs. Remember what God said to Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." And Paul's reply, "Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV) Wow, Christ's power can rest in you! How do you obtain this mercy? By asking for the abundant grace of God to enter into your life. God will meet you right where you are. "Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28 NIV) Come to Jesus, come to the Throne of God, you need not be isolated and alone any longer. Jesus loves you so very much. He walks with you always. "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:20 NIV) Go to Him today. God's Blessings. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kay DeCarlo, devotional coordinator for Rest Ministries lives with her husband Joe and two sweet dogs, Daphe and Alice in Connecticut. As a survivor of Hodgkin's Disease and Congestive Heart Failure, Kay has never lost sight that God is bigger than any trial she faces and relies on the power of prayer for her life. She now struggles with Dilated Cardiomyopathy, a form of CHF, Diabetes Type 2, Bipolar Disorder and Panic Disorder. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Compliments of Rest Ministries, serving people Who live with chronic illness or pain.