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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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ARTICLE: Can Your Family Be Blessed Through Your Illness? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Being a wife and mother, with all the expectations that come with it, is hard enough: Raise perfect, smiling, respectful, honor-roll kids. Cook the ... Read on »
When Answers To Prayers Trickle Like Waterfalls by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains” (Psalm 104:10). This past summer we moved to a mountainous area o ... Read on »
Do You Use Your Illness to Argue with God About His Plans? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “. . . 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 there until I ... Read on »
Why Is It So Hard To Trust? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him” (Nahum 1:7). I wonder why I need God to remind me I know t ... Read on »
Are You a Warrior Because of Your Illness? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength” (Psalm 33:16). Warrior. I’ve seen that word used to des ... Read on »
Dealing with Defectiveness in Our Bodies by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “For the creation was subjected to frustration. . . in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into th ... Read on »
Do You Trust Your Security in Jesus When Worries Come? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as ... Read on »
How is God Speaking to You In Your Day? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us” (Epheisans 3:20). ... Read on »
Are You Following God’s Direction or Your Gut? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it’” (Isaiah 30:21). Wh ... Read on »
How Are You Adjusting To The Change In Your Life? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). During the early years of my illness it seemed to me that “change” wa ... Read on »
What Might God Say to Me As I Struggle with Illness by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “When Moses came down from Mount Sanai with the two tablets of the testimony [Ten Commandments] in his hands, he was not aware that his face was rad ... Read on »
How Do We Trust God With Our Health? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Yet You desired faithfulness even in the womb. You taught me wisdom in that secret place” (Psalm 51:6). When we’ve dealt with chronic pain and i ... Read on »
Do You Remember God’s Faithfulness When Coping With Pain? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant, which He swore to your ance ... Read on »
Are You Pacing Too Much and Missing God’s Calls? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed Him. Going on from there, He ... Read on »
Going Walkabout To Be With My Father by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed” (Luke 5:16). There are many references to Jesus disappearing to pray in lonely places, th ... Read on »
Does It Matter When Other’s Don’t Get It? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “He is the one you praise; He is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes” (Deuteronomy 10:21). ... Read on »
Do You Feel Like You are on Display? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at end of the procession, like those condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a ... Read on »
Are You Living, Despite the Suffering? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejo ... Read on »
Does Having an Invisible Illness Make You Feel Powerless? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation” (Colossians 1:15). I have an invisible illness. It is also chronic, ... Read on »
Do You Appear Well On The Outside? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people lo ... Read on »