It is the Lord: let him do what seemeth him good (1 Samuel 3.18)
I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called sarcoma. It was a large mass in a bad location – basically wrapped around my organs. My diagnosis was not good. My treatment regime was very intense. Chemo for five days 24 hours a day, then 16 days off to recuperate. Five of these sessions and surgery four months later. I had never been sick a day in my life. Never spent a night in the hospital. I was terrified.
I asked myself many times before my diagnosis, “What would I do if given this kind of news?” Well, here it was! What was I going to do now???
I admit I was scared beyond words. But at the same time, I never felt calmer in my life. In a moment’s notice, God wrapped his arms around me and gave me peace and calmness that I never felt before. I read a quote by George Mueller: “The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.” It is what happened to me.
I went through my whole ordeal with a peacefulness I had a never felt.
My outcome was a miracle according to my surgeon. I am three years cancer-free. I know my faith had so much to do with how I handled my situation.
Put your trust in God and let him guide you through your situationwith a peace and calmness that only he can provide.