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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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What Business Does God Have For You to Do? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Didn’t you know I had to be about my Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49). Are you wondering what “business” God could possibly have for you, in thi ... Read on »
Are You Over Thinking Your Problems? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’” (Matthew 19:26). Recently I was connecting ... Read on »
Joy Runs Deeper than Despair by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain ”He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart” (Psalm 91:4). ... Read on »
Encouragement For When You’re Displaced by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and His mother and escape to Egypt. Stay ... Read on »
Writing With An Instructed Tongue by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to l ... Read on »
Who Influences You? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God” ... Read on »
How to Recognize Light in Your Darkness by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed” (Matthew 2:10). We have just come through the season of Christmas yet the gift continues to unfold ... Read on »
Mental Assistance Needed by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “How precious to Me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sandwhen I awake, ... Read on »
Recharging Our Life Batteries for New Challenges by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I know that through your prayers and the help given me by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my good” (Philippia ... Read on »
How to Avoid Being Negative When Life is Messy by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.’ But the men wh ... Read on »
What if You are Unable to Fix Your Problem? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have One who has been tempted in every way, just as we arey ... Read on »
How to Prevent Your Life From Falling Apart by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock… But everyone who h ... Read on »
Is God Beaming With Joy Over You? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me'” (Genesis 16:13 ... Read on »
Withstanding Hurricanes of Life by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with t ... Read on »
Radical Grace and Chronic Disease by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners a ... Read on »
Servanthood In A Marriage with Illness by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved u ... Read on »
Baby Steps Get You A Long Way Over Time by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “You have many workers: stonecutters, masons and carpenters, as well as those skilled in every kind of work in gold and silver, bronze and ironcraft ... Read on »
Have You Tried Living Small And Avoiding Clutter? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. ‘For whom a ... Read on »
Did God Really Make Me Perfect? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Yet, O Lord, You are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). “God doesn’t make mistak ... Read on »
Preparing Yourself for a New Day by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret to being content in every situation, whether well ... Read on »