Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The journey that we are on is different from others, yet friends are the supporting ones on the path. When trials come our way, the greatest support is God and friends. Reach out today and touch the heart of someone you know that has cancer. Join the "Hope Through Cancer" Blog at http://www.hopethroughcancer.com/
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
When tragedy strikes, as it will; when suffering comes, as it will; when you’re wrestling with pain, as you will – and when you make the choice to run into His (God's) arms, here’s what you’re going to discover: you’ll find peace to deal with the present, you’ll find courage to deal with your future, and you’ll find the incredible promise of eternal life in heaven for those that believe.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Another Positive Side Of Cancer
A Better Understanding Of Love
Charles H.Spurgeon said “I venture to say that the greatest earthly blessing that God can give to any of us is health, with the exception of sickness.Sickness has frequently been of more use to the saints of God than health has.
I would add, that sickness or cancer has a marvelous use in turning people, believers and nonbelievers to God and all that He has done, which brings them into a great relationship with the Almighty God. It also brings them to a better understanding of love. God’s love, and the love from friends and family. It can bring to you a better understanding of love.
A. Towards God. B. Towards life. C. Towards others
Today we are going to spend a few moments on the love towards God.Many cry out to God in their lives because there is none other to turn to. Better have cancer crying out to God than having health and neglecting God and eternity.
All of a sudden God has a place in one’s life because there is no one else to turn to. Rightly so because God is the only one that can do anything about the feelings about sickness or to prepare for the future.
1. The Need
Love is as needful for the spiritual life, as blood is for the natural life. In neither case can the one exist without the other. Yet, though all the regenerate have love to God, not all of them are equally aware of the fact, nor are all Christians sensible of it in the same way at all times. But a personal persuasion of our love to God is most desirable. Those things which the more deeply concern us, ought the more seriously to affect us. None should deny its existence, simply because they are dissatisfied with the degree or intensity of their love.
2. The Extent
Love to God consists in a satisfaction in having Him as the soul's all-sufficient portion, of a delight in Him, of satisfaction in Him. Sometimes it is expressed in longings after and yearnings for Him. "At night my soul longs for You. Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently!" (Isa 26:9). Sometimes it is declared in speaking well of Him to others (Psalm 34:1-3; Mal 3:16). Often it is breathed forth in prayer (Psalm 84:2), and in praise (Song 5:10). Occasionally it is revealed in exclamations of wonderment (1 John 3:1). It is manifested in sincere efforts to please Him, making His glory the purpose and end of our actions, and therefore in detestation of all sin. It appears at its best when, in a time of sore trial or sickness, and temporal difficulties its possessor "rejoices in the LORD" (Hab 3:17-18).
Suffering and sorrow are a part of life. Knowing this, however, doesn't make it any easier to cope when you find yourself in the midst of the deepest, darkest trials of faith. However when all we have left is Jesus, we still have everything we need. If you are suffering to the point of despair, let these words of encouragement help you hang on to your faith and to turn to God for encouragement and strength to have victory.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Knowing the power of God and the power of prayer, we have the privilege to hope for healing. None the less we must remember 3 truths about the Hope for healing.
1.To Heal Or Not To Heal Is To The Glory Of God
Sickness unto the glory of God
4 "But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to
death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Listen, God provides grace to help in time of need. So in the weakness and difficulty of illness we cry out to Him and He can answer in this regard in one of, or a combination of ways.
First, God can heal miraculously.
2. Healing Could Be Through Medicine Or Miracles.
Second God can heal through means. He can and still is a God of miracles
He can and does use medicines, therapies, exercise, counsel, surgery, rest, dietary change and a whole host of other ways to ameliorate, change, improve or remove the issues which people face in their sickness.
It is God who created every human being, and who put in us the
ability to think –so He is the author of the discoveries that
medicine has made. This is part of the mandate in Genesis 2 to subdue the earth and rule over it.
3. Healing Is Sometimes Replaced By Grace
Third, God gets glory when He grants us grace when He says ‘no –you must live with this.’
Listen, the very man who raised Eutychus from death in Acts 20 also wrote so clearly about his own experience:
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
"Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me."
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Do you know when someone will really understand God’s plan?
When we are in His presence and in His Glory. Then will we say and understand that He had a good plan for us.