On The Proper Use of Sickness (Pascal)

 In a written prayer called "To Ask God the Proper Use of Sickness," Blaise Pascal (d. 1662) reflected on health and sickness in the Christian life.  More specifically, Pascal confessed that when he was healthy, he didn't thank God for it and use his health to serve Him.  When he became ill, Pascal prayed that… Continue reading On The Proper Use of Sickness (Pascal)

A Poem for the Ill (Toplady)

 Here are a few verses from a poem Augustus Toplady wrote for those suffering with sickness: Jesus, since I with thee am one; Confirm my soul in thee, And still continue to tread down The man of sin in me. Let not the subtle foe prevail In this my feeble hour Frustrate all the hopes… Continue reading A Poem for the Ill (Toplady)

Disability and God’s Sovereignty

One of the biggest frustrations about living in this fallen world is the fact that there is disability.  To be sure, all humans are disabled to some extent because we’re sinful creatures and neither our minds nor our hearts nor our bodies are free from the effects of sin.  But it often brings tears to… Continue reading Disability and God’s Sovereignty