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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 God Uproots Your Life To Save You by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says, “Will it thrive? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it withers? All its ... Read on »
Why Must We Wander in the Wilderness of Illness? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days He was tempted by the devil. He ... Read on »
Do You Feel The Devastation of Depression? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth” (Isaiah 42:16b). It is a soul-smothering, hope-destroyer, fea ... Read on »
Keeping Faith In The Unseen God by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1). Are you worried, anxious, fearful, fretting ... Read on »
We Have a God Who Gives Comfort and Understanding by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “. . . a man may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in their bones. . . ” (Job 33:19). It was the day of the Santa Claus parad ... Read on »
I Got a Rock: Envy and Chronic Illness by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice” (James 3:16). As a child watching the Peanuts Ha ... Read on »
Do the Facts Lessen the Fear? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder.” (James 2:19). This thought has been resonating with me the ... Read on »
The Gift of Tangible Prayer by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospital ... Read on »
God Reminds Us to Serve Others –Even When We are Ill by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Whoever serves Me must follow Me; and where I am, My servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves Me” (John 12:26). I’m really ... Read on »
Wonderful Peace When Overwhelmed by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you” (2 Thessalonians 3:16). God knows ... Read on »
The Maker of the Wind Loves You by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “The Lord wraps Himself in light as with a garment; He stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of His upper chambers on their water ... Read on »
Expiration Dates on Old Wineskins by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. ... Read on »
Do You Search Jesus for Comfort… or Life? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Jesus answered, ‘Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill’” (Joh ... Read on »
When You’re Out of Patience by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry” (Psalm 40:1). I spent five hours in emergency last week. Not bad, considerin ... Read on »
How Your Illness Gives You Credibility to Share Hope by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “He told them, ‘This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins ... Read on »
Does God Hear My Prayers for Healing? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seek ... Read on »
Trusting In God is a Form of Submission by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You” (Psalm 9:10). I’ve always struggled with trust an ... Read on »
Is The Pressure of Illness Being Used for Beauty by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. W ... Read on »
Having an Attitude of Submission This Season by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Roman ... Read on »
Are You Tired of Searching for Fulfillment? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground, trees that were pleasing t ... Read on »