HIS FACE IN MY JOURNEY
God's Will for my Life?
"I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3
The first time I spoke with my pastor about my diagnosis, I told him that I was concerned
about God's will for my life. He quickly and confidently responded, "God's will is for your
children to keep their mother." I remember thinking to myself, "Okay... that sounds really
good." Like a little child who had just been re-directed by her loving father, I eagerly received
my pastor's words and rested on the goodness of God. And I have never looked back.
Why was it easy for me to accept in a single moment a theology that I had wrestled with for years?
Because in that moment, I became like a little child (Mark 10:15; Luke 18:17). I did what Jesus said
to do, I recognized my helplessness and clung to my Father. I welcomed His words and believed
them as truth without - for once in my life - wondering or questioning or doubting.
Since that time, I have been in the process of studying the formidable problem of suffering and the question of God's will. My study is confirming and solidifying the faith that I received that day during the brief conversation with my pastor. Our heavenly Father has spoken to us through His Son (Hebrews 1:1), and His
heart is revealed in Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:15, 19). Jesus healed people, He didn't make them sick. Canceris not from God.
Please take a moment to READ MORE about the questions many of us share regarding God and cancer,
and be encouraged!