Don’t fear, because I am with you; don’t be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10 (CEB)
RA sufferers, as well as others with systemic, chronic pain and immune system disorders often suffer silently. They don’t really look sick, although inside, their joints may feel like they are on fire. They appear to be normal for their ages, but cannot do everything they used to.
Instead of compassion for the exhaustion however, many are called lazy.