On May 27th, it will be my 9th anniversary of being cancer free. I am rejoicing! I continually give God the glory. This is one of the verses God gave me. John 11:4 "...This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby." He is the "Great Physician" and "Great Healer". There is no other that can perform miracles. Men try to say that they can "heal" but they are liars. It is up to God how He heals people and when.
When I was diagnosed with cancer the first time (April 2003) I never once questioned God. "Why me?" This was my thought "Why not me?" I know one thing, I could of never made it through that valley without Him. Then again when the cancer returned (December 2009) I knew immediately I needed to lean on my heavenly Father.
As we have traveled down the road, we have met so many people that have had or are going through cancer. Our hearts are immediately knit with these folks. We truly know what is is like. It is awful! Many times when we are going through some trial in our lives folks will say, "I understand" or "I know what you are going through." They do if they have been through that same trial in their lives.
I never realized the vast number of people with cancer, young and old. I remember while I was going through treatment, friends of ours, 5 year old son was going through brain cancer. They would often send names and stories of other children with cancer so we would pray for them. It got to be so overwhelming, I had to stop reading all the new ones. All I would do is cry.
Even today, every time we turn around there is someone else with cancer. We have a list of names of cancer patients right now we are praying for. Yet we know who the "Great Physician" is. We added a name just this past Sunday of another young mom with cancer. It breaks my heart.
A couple of weeks ago, a young girl and I were out soul winning. When walking up the driveway I notice a breast cancer decal on the back of their vehicle. I knocked on the door and began talking to a lady. After awhile I asked if she or someone close had cancer. Immediately she began to cry, her mom had recently passed away from breast cancer and she also had a grandchild with cancer. The young girl with me asked the lady, "can I give you a hug" and the lady hugged her. I began to share some about my cancer and again our hearts were knit. We chatted some more and she said that she was saved but was not attending church. I prayed with her before we left, please pray that April will get back into church.
All I know, is that I am going to continue to give God the glory. He has been so good to me and I just want to tell others.