On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Esther Smith talk about help for family members and friends to walk alongside those with chronic illness, lessons on weakness, friendship and care, and the sufficiency of Christ, and waiting on the Lord, along with her new book, Chronic Pain Walking by Faith (P&R, 2020).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- Advice for family members and friends walking alongside those with a chronic illness.
- Learning to deal with frustrating news through a biblical worldview.
- What it looks like to be faithful to the Lord and steward the gifts of God while having a chronic illness.
- Lessons on weakness in the Christian life.
- Lessons on friendship and care from Christian friends.
- Lessons on the sufficiency of Christ.
- What it means to wait on the Lord and what it looks like with chronic illness.
About the Guest
Esther Smith (MA in Counseling, Liberty University; Certificate from Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation) is a biblical counselor at Life Counseling Center.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, and is the Host for the Equipping You in Grace Podcast. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Parler, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.