Saturday, November 05, 2011
So you know how I just posted a couple days ago, about how great my life is? Well it still is but yesterday I received the sad news that my 2 best friends who are sisters, just found out their dad has cancer... I love this family so much! My heart has ached beyond words, as I have prayed, and wept on and off for the last 24 hours. As most of you know, cancer is not a stranger to my family, and probably isn't to many of you. I've blogged a lot about my mom's journey battling cancer, and yet little on my feelings about it. I can only write as a loved one of a cancer survivor, and that is different from being a cancer survivor.... I suppose I feel the need to share some thoughts that are all my own Every person deals with cancer differently. First, for there was the numbing shock each time. The self protective strong shell, followed by the sudden tidal wave of emotion that hits when you are in a room by yourself. It is tempting to think that somehow the world will somehow stop when a love one has cancer, but the world just keeps moving, but part of you is stopped.... Keeping busy is essential . Otherwise your mind can't rest. Prayer is vital! Friends are imperative Things I held on too, were God does not sleep during the storm! He sees, and He cares! Mark chapter 4 1 Peter 5:7 Prov. 3:6
Remembering that others have faced such things, and seeking them out helped.... Accepting help when needed, and completing tasks. Crying out to God, not with words, but with my heart! Finding a positive escape...
Last and most important- Asking God to empower you, and help you love and trust him, through it all! Remembering He sees your soul, and He's bigger! He is able to rescue, no matter the trial whether it is cancer, or something else. Even with the questions, it doesn't change his nature! He is in the big picture, and the "small" details! I don't believe God views things in large and proportions like we do, because to him all things are both big and small. Verses that help me understand. 1 Peter 4:12 " . So while I hate cancer, and I hate that has affected so many people, I know God is able! God's words says He knows how to rescue the Godly! 2 Peter 2:9 Please pray for my friends the Hand family!