I couldn’t have gone through what I did without my knowledge and security that God IS, my God is the I AM.
Thirty plus years prior to my diagnose I confessed my need for a Savior and believed the words of redemption through Jesus Christ. I followed through with baptism and I remain in fellowship since then. As many have experienced, the Christian road is not level and without potholes; just like you, I experienced the ups and downs, bumps and ruts of life. But in and through all things, Christ is my security and hope .
I am fully persuaded my life up to cancer prepared me for cancer. The challenges and corrections and life calling to walk as Jesus walked helped me with my outlook and attitude through treatment and recovery. Even at my lowest point in treatment, I knew Christ was by my side bringing me the comfort I needed as I faced the reality of this disease, “I could die but in death I need not fear.”
My assurance came from the Bible. I could write numerous scriptures that brought me comfort and motivated me in knowing that disease was not my focus but the instruction to “set my mind on things above, not on earthly things.” (Col. 3:2)
While recovering I went through a difficult time as I sorted out my emotions in dealing with cancer. I found myself anxious and raw. The self control I disciplined myself to live by was shattered and I found it hard to trust God for my future. Feeling the shame of not being able to trust God, I sought help. Slowly and surely, the fear I held on to so tightly released. I let the fear of the return of my cancer be given to God and that season came to an end. Through it I learned I can not control my life, my old pattern, but my life is securely in the hands of God and He alone knows the numbers of my days.
It is my desire that I can, and together we can, find comfort, peace and HOPE in our faith and trust in God and His written Word. We need not travel this journey alone!
“For since you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4