Over this past year, like so many others, my family and I have been through some of the most difficult times we have ever faced. When my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer, we were shocked. Cancer does not run in our family so the question “why” kept surfacing in our minds.
When you’re faced with the unthinkable, your mind can play some terrible tricks. Thoughts of helplessness, anger, and fear can be so prevalent. The fear of the unknown can be debilitating and paralyzing.
You don’t understand why this is happening. You don’t understand where it is leading. You don’t know how you’re going to make it through. But somehow, some way, you go through the motions of the day. Somehow, some way, you find the courage to continue on.
From our experience, I can tell you we serve a HUGE, INCREDIBLE GOD! When we were tired and wanted to give up, God was there giving us strength. When we would cry ourselves to oblivion, God counted our tears. When we simply couldn’t go on, God’s love shined through.
Even in the midst of our difficulties, God touched many others through us. Sitting in waiting rooms for the next treatment, God would bring someone across our path that needed prayer. Many times that person was worse off than we were. Doctors and nurses were stunned as prayer meetings were taking place in their waiting and surgery rooms.
We may never know the “why” of a difficulty, but we can certainly know that God is Real and He cares. Throughout the entire ordeal, strangers were talking with us like they were old time friends, people were being prayed for, people were getting to know God in a personal way, and many people were being saved. God brought us the right doctors and nurses across our path. He brought answers when difficult decisions had to be made. There is simply not one area that God didn’t provide for.
In times like these, it is so easy to miss God moving through your life. It is so easy to miss the miracles along the way. But when you have a moment of rest, you will notice that God was always there. You will look back and notice just how many miracles He provided along the way.
With so many people going through difficult and stressful times, I wanted to SHOUT IT OUT that GOD LOVES YOU! HE WILL NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE YOU! In your worst of times, HE IS THERE!
Today, I can say that mom is officially CANCER FREE! She didn’t have to go through as many treatments as others did. She didn’t have as many side effects as other did. God worked many miracles in her life. It is Him and Him alone that brought her through this terrible time in her life.
We serve a HUGE GOD and there is absolutely nothing too hard for Him! Let Him work in your life today because I can promise you that He still works miracles. Don’t give up…pray up! See His mighty hand come to life within the midst of your storm! And somehow, some way…you will make it through. You will be VICTORIOUS in the end! God will see to it!
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