When Your Child Is Ill: Nurturing Faith in Hard Times

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Walking with a child through health problems can be a frightening and painful process for both parents and their children, whether facing a sudden catastrophic diagnosis, a chronic condition, or even common childhood ailments. Children want to understand what is happening and why, and parents may face rising fear and anxiety when their children are in distress. How do you guide your child through this difficult experience? 

Pediatric infectious diseases physician Scott James come alongside struggling parents with guidance for walking through hard times with a hurting child.He will help you acknowledge the pain and difficulty of your child’s illness, stand on the solid ground of God’s Word as you trust his promises to care for you in any circumstance, and receive the blessing of meaningful relationships as a member of the body of Christ.As you walk through this trial, you will find Jesus to be a faithful guide to a hard-fought hope. 


Scott James, MD,serves as an elder at The Church at Brook Hills. He and his wife, Jaime, have four children and live in Birmingham, AL, where he works as a pediatric infectious diseases physician. He is the author of Advent and Easter family worship books, illustrated children’s books including The Littlest Watchman, Where Is Wisdom?, God Cares for Me, and The Sower, as well as the minibook, When Your Child Is Ill.