Suffering Christians Encouragement for those who are hurting


I am a Christian married man who suffers from Bipolar Disorder with depression and physical anxiety. I also suffer from chronic back pain. I have found that other than the limited help of drugs, strengthening my relationship with God and knowing Him better is of primary importance to combating this chronic condition and obviously is what we are called to do. I love to read the Bible and Christian non-fiction. I want so much to not only grow in knowledge but to become truly wise, deny myself, take up my cross daily and follow Him.

This blog is intended for people who are suffering from chronic illnesses or conditions, temporary circumstances or those who are interested in the subject of suffering in general and comes from a Christian perspective. I hope people will find comfort and encouragement here.

I have simplified the labels of the blog. In the right hand column under Categories you can click on each label to see all the posts under that category.

  • Article - articles written by other people
  • Personal - personal writings of my own
  • Prayer - prayers mostly by others
  • Quote - quotes from books, devotionals and found on the Web
  • Scripture - Bible verses/passages
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  1. Wanted to say Thanks for Keeping your Suffering Christians blog going & updated, I have been following for about a year now..
    Your Blog has been Very Helpful to me, that is to say for my Daughter, who suffers terrible, chronic, an genetically..she can no longer read now nor concentrate for long, but much what I find on your blog is Good for her to hear as I read to her. We ALL have horrible stories to tell, but your blog reminds us that life works on Gods schedule, not ours..
    I don’t know how much feedback you get but thought you should know your efforts have not gone unnoticed…
    No response necessary, just Glad your doing it.
    May God Bless You & Yours..

  2. Mark I really do appreciate the feedback very much. Not many people read it or comment, but if it helps a few, that’s great. It helps me too.

  3. Thank you for putting my link on your blog. You are kind to do so.

    Rick Thomas

  4. Your very welcome. This blog isn’t getting a lot of visitors so I’m not sure what to do at this point.

    • Hi Jeff!

      My 2nd comment today….I thanked you for listing my blog…your site is great and I love the way you write.

      You mentioned above that you are not getting a lot of visitors, do you have your blog linked on other’s blogrolls? That is an excellent source of inbound traffic. Maybe you could start a blogroll and start trading links with others?? Whatcha think?

      Gentle Hugs…and I think that we have a lot in common! I couldn’t find a link on your blog to your email anywhere…..

      God Bless!!

  5. Hi,
    I used to have an image with my email address in it but I completely forgot about that when I switched to my own server.

    I spend most of my time on and don’t spend a lot of time ‘marketing’ this one. It’s too difficult to switch usernames when I want to comment as from this blog. But I should have a blogroll.

    Suffering doesn’t seem to be too popular which is understandable although there are a lot more out there than we realize.

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