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Lisa C.

San Diego, California
Lisa Copen is the founder of Rest Ministries, a Christian organization that serves the chronically ill. She has authored eight books, including resources for over 300 HopeKeepers groups, a program of Rest Ministries. As editor of HopeKeepers. Magazine and founder of National Invisible Chronic... Full Bio
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When I Am Faint-hearted, God Replenishes My Soul by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Feeling faint-hearted? Bronlynn shares what amazing promises God has just for you! “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint” (Jeremiah 31:25). I have ... Read on »
God’s Plans for My Children in My Chronic Illness by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11). My ... Read on »
When You Feel Like God Isn’t Using You by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “The eye cannot say to the hand ‘I don’t need you!’ and the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’” (1 Corinthians 12:21). Are you ever frustrated with ... Read on »
Living Life In Maintenance Mode When Ill by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil?” (Isaiah 28:24). Life for the chronically or conti ... Read on »
God Will Overcome Evil With Good by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Do not be overcome by evil, but overco ... Read on »
Removing The Mess So I Can Worship by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise You with the lyre, O God, my God” (Psalm 34:4). Lying on my couch tonight doesn ... Read on »
Lifting the Burdens In Our Lives Of Chronic Pain by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run ... Read on »
Celebrate! You Have a Huge Inheritance! by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “This inheritance is kept in heaven for you” (1 Peter 1:3). Have you noticed this world isn’t perfect? It is hardly even comfortable. We struggle, we fight to ha ... Read on »
How Do We Have Holiness With Our Illnesses? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life” (Romans 6:22). ... Read on »
Note from Lisa by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Hi, friends! My apologies for not getting a devotional out on Sunday. I so appreciate all the prayers I know you have been extending up to the Lord on my behalf. ... Read on »
Where Are You When I’m Lonely, Lord? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain When you feel lonely, Kerryn reminds us to ask God for tangible comfort. “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted” (Psalm 25:16). Be ... Read on »
My Heart Dances Despite the Struggles by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp” (Psalm 149:3). I can’t dance. I found that out for sure when at 42 I went ... Read on »
Making Music for God in Our Brokenness by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “My heart is steadfast, O God: I will sing and make music with all my soul” (Psalm 108:1). I have wanted to take violin lessons for years. Now my health issues w ... Read on »
What Are You Looking At? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). Have you seen the following phenomenon: One person in an audience or congre ... Read on »
We are Indispensable to God by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain ”On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor” (1 Co ... Read on »
Endless Help is Available When Facing Illness by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ Your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. Whe ... Read on »
Letting God Be The I Am Of Your Life by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: “I Am has sent me to you”‘” (Exodus 3:14). I am frustrated. I am exhausted. I ... Read on »
Do You Ever Feel Inadequate Due to Illness? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has ... Read on »
Do You Have Your Blinders On? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only He will release my feet from the snare.” (Psalm 25:15) The NLT version translates the above verse this way: My eyes ... Read on »
Do You Have A Lion’s Heart of Boldness? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Then even the bravest soldier, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will melt with fear, for all Israel knows that your father is a fighter and that those with ... Read on »