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How have your religious or philosophical beliefs impacted how you handle your chronic illness?

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    • catpower

      192d

      Believing in a higher power gives me hope 🙏 I can rely on God in my toughest times and believe that things will turn out okay In the end.

    • catpower

      192d

      Believing in a higher power gives me hope 🙏 I can rely on God in my toughest times and believe that things will turn out okay In the end.

    • obbew

      192d

      I believe that there is something greater out there, what it is I cannot say. But the way we used to worship before organised religion came to be, shows we all around the world have in some form worship something.

    • hydroepilepic21

      192d

      I probably wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for god and prayers from family and my congregation. All things are possible through christ who strengthens me philippians 4:11-13

    • peachykeegy

      199d

      A lot of my chronic illnesses are psychological trauma based. Christianity was used as an excuse for emotional abuse during my life, so I no longer subscribe to it. However I find it helpful to be spiritual in the sense of considering the bigger picture and meditation.

    • Magpie01

      199d

      I tried coping with things like prayer, my own prayer and the prayers of others. But ultimately religion ended up being terrible for my mental health. Had to leave.

    • faerywyrm

      200d

      As a very spiritual person, I can say with confidence that hope is often the best medicine. It keeps me going, no matter how bad it gets.

    • midnightgypsy

      206d

      I'm not religious but knowing that there are issues that have been in my life that has triggered certain areas of my body has given me some help into spirituality such as learning about chakras and reiki

    • Overcomer

      210d

      I have so much health challenges and other challenges that if it was not for God I wouldn't be. People say that I am the strongest person they know and I tell them is God and not me

    • RissTheTiger

      223d

      When all else fails I know I have prayer 🤲

    • RickonClegane

      223d

      Yes

    • klazikel

      223d

      I'm an atheist, or humanist, and I see my disorder as a chemical imbalance that I have to live with. I wasn't given this disorder, and I don't believe a higher power has anything to do with my life and where I'm at in it. I just know I have a responsibility to myself, my loved ones, and the community to try to do the best I can and live the best life I can each day. I am responsible for staying on top of my treatment by taking my meds, going to counseling, using my coping skills, and being mindful. I personally don't need belief in a higher power or faith in a religion to know that I should treat others the way I wish to be treated, and so I do my best to manage my disorder every day. I take pride in the fact that I take on that daily struggle so I can be a contributor to society in my own way. I respect anyones faith in a higher power if that helps them with their personal struggles and if it gives them strength and comfort. My strength and comfort comes from within me, and that's enough for me.

      • Bre19

        200d

        @klazikel and that's ok

    • StitchYang

      223d

      It's kind of dumb stupid at least I think so , well my religion is shamanism & it's weird because the Hmong people's with the last name Yang's can't eat certain parts of an animal the heart ❤ and so I accidentally ate it when bbn I was in my teens & now I'm particularly blind yet idk it just might be because of my stupid tumor as well though doctors are kind of bbn late for that telling me I have less than 2 to 3 weeks to live now I'm 33 still wished this tumor took me bbn long ago...

    • Irelan

      262d

      I'm still trying to balance my religious life with other things, but during the pain, knowing what caused it and why it happened helps me calm down enough to pray. I probably get most of my praying done while in pain..🤨🤔😅

    • Keisha

      262d

      i’m not traditionally religious, but i’m pagan/spiritual. talking with spirit, my ancestors, my angels, and my deities has made me a much stronger person. i’m here for my soul to learn lessons, and chronic pain just happens to be one of them. i know spirit has me, i know spirit has my best interest in mind. i’m not here forever, this is but a blink in my souls existence. it gives me peace.

    • bluebutterflytroupe

      274d

      I am thankful God understands what I go through he has protected me and been a true friend

    • KellyKC

      276d

      Without God I’m nothing with it without illnesses.

    • LightShifter

      277d

      It helps me cope.

      • Bre19

        200d

        @LightShifter glad to hear

    • BJSTREEHOUSE

      279d

      Knowing my God through His word and prayer, I can rest in my faith that He is ultimately in control and has my best interests and the grace and compassion of His lovingkindness for me. Without my faith, RA and this world is very scary.

    • Craftsy

      279d

      Without my heavenly father as my consent companion each day It would be a very dark world to live in.

    • picklesandpopcorn

      279d

      As much as I have dealt with my pain the best I could I know that if I was truly in over my head God would bring me home. I know that we are here to live and with life comes pain, knowledge, love, happiness, and everything that comes with existence. I'm lucky that we have the medical field we have today and that I have what I have to help me through the bad days, and I'm thankful that I never feel alone because I have my faith.

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