cancer is not a death sentence 2014 jan 05
I subscribe to Doug Addison’s Daily Prophetic tweets, in which he posts an encouraging word from the Lord each morning. On a fateful Friday morning in 2013, the encouraging word was:
“Don’t believe bad reports or discouraging news. There will be something positive as a result.”
The very next day, Saturday, I discovered the lumps in my breast. I initially found two, one about the size of a lemon, and one about the size of a golf ball. The first thing I thought of was, “Don’t believe bad reports or discouraging news.” Some of the most discouraging news someone can receive, is the news that they have a debilitating or potentially fatal illness. But, God spoke to me the day before, that when I receive discouraging news, look to Him for a positive result instead.
“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jer 29:11
I believe the word of God is true, from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. When a circumstance we see with our eyes does not match what we see as truth in God’s word, it is the circumstance that is out of sync with reality, not the word of God. God has very kindly used difficulties in my life when I was younger, to teach me that His word is true and trustworthy, and I can stand upon it without wavering.
It is very biblical and Scriptural to receive bad reports and discouraging news with skepticism, and to look for good, for a future, and for hope in the face of bad reports and discouraging news. The Lord was kind enough to remind me of this eternal truth the day before I would need it. *smile*
A pastor once told me, when he gets discouraging news, or a bad circumstance comes up in his life, instead of fretting over it or letting it depress him, he had learned to look to the Lord and say, “Well, Father, it will be interesting to see how You are going to work this out for Your glory!” There is that expectation, again, that God is on His throne, that He accepts the responsibility and exercises the authority that being the One on the throne entails, that He is able to work and effect change, and that the end result will be positive and not negative.
I can honestly say that having this attitude of hopeful expectation of good in the end, in the face of the discouraging news of breast cancer, protected my heart from fear. The Lord enabled me to come before Him in peace, and to listen for His strategy to combat the cancer going forward.
Continued in …
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