Reach Out For Help!
By Rev. A. Stephen Pieters (also posted on The Body)
I raise my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. -Psalm 121:1-2 (CEB)
First realize and acknowledge that it isn't easy making the transition from chronically ill to chronically alive! Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are many trained counselors, clergy, and therapists who are helping countless people through this transition. There are many issues to sort through, many challenges to confront. You don't have to be alone in getting your life back in order.
And don't forget that God is with you through all of this, and can always be trusted with any concerns or problems you may have. After giving God thanks and praise, it's good simply to ask God for help through the next day. God will always be there with you.
About the MCC Church
Founded in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change, aging, and global human rights. MCC was the first to perform same gender marriages and has been on the forefront of the struggle towards marriage equality in the USA and other countries worldwide.
MCC recognizes a state of need around the world in the areas of human rights and justice including but not limited to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. As people of faith, MCC endeavors to build bridges that liberate and unite voices of sacred defiance. MCC leads from the margins and transforms.