Friday, June 15, 2012

When Faith is Big, Cancer Becomes Small

This is my friend Amy. 

Photo is courtesy of Amy's wonderful sister Christy!

She is beautiful, and smart, and funny! I love her smile! She is a great mom and wife and friend. I could sit on the porch and chat with her for hours!

She was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Cholangiocarcinoma. 

- Cancer - 

That word sounds so scary.

1 John 4:18   There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.

Oh how this diagnosis makes my heart ache!

Amy, her family, and all of her friends are asking God to lay His healing hand on her and remove the cancer from her body!

Philippians 4:6-7   Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

- chemo -

I don't know what God's plan is for Amy, but I do know that God loves Amy and Amy loves the Lord and she is keeping her focus on Him. She trusts Him!

Romans 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

She is allowing God to be her strength.

Psalm 144:1-2   Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle - my loving kindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and the One in whom I take refuge.

- man does not know how to cure this cancer -

God is her hope.

Romans 15:13   Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

- Caring Bridge site -

Written Jun 3, 2012 3:25pm by Amy 

"The voice of truth says do not be afraid. THE VOICE OF TRUTH SAYS THIS IS FOR MY GLORY. Out of all the voices calling out to me, I will choose to listen to the voice of truth."

I heard that song on KTIS the other day and it has been going through my mind every day since. Truth is, I have cancer. Truth is, Satan wants me to drown in fear because I have cancer. Truth is, God is bigger than cancer, Satan, and any fear that I may have and God is using this for His glory. So I will wrap myself in God's peace and hope, and not give Satan any satisfaction of fear or anxiety in my life. When we see answers to prayer (like no nausea and feeling great after round 2 of chemo-woohoo!!) God will get the glory. When people hear my story and are encouraged by my faith, God will get the glory. When I beat cancer, oh boy will God get the glory! He is mighty and powerful and He is my voice of truth!

2 Corinthians 9-10   "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will boast in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong!

The verses I've shared are the verses that encourage Amy and give her comfort.

cancer...chemo...not curable...caring bridge site...overwhelming...until overshadowed by God's Word, by truth, then cancer becomes very small! 

God is so great! He is so Mighty! He is so Loving! And He will never let you go once you choose to be His! He is holding Amy in the palm of His hand! 

 - Cancer is small compared to a Mighty God -

God does not want anyone to fear, to lose hope, to be alone. He wants to be in it with you like He's in it with Amy! My friends, God's promises are for all who choose to believe! 

While I don't know God's plan for Amy on this earth, I do know His plan for Amy's eternity. Because of the faith that she has placed in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, who died on the cross for the sins of the world, who says, "Believe in me and you will have eternal life." Amy will one day be reunited with God in heaven. All who claim the salvation offered by Jesus will be reunited with God in heaven, and NO cancer, NO heartache, NO pain will touch us there! 


John 14:1-3,6  Jesus said, "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."

" I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." 

Thank you Amy for your testimony! Thank you for walking boldly in your faith! Thank you for allowing God's glory to shine for all to see!

Thank you Lord for truth and peace and hope and for taking care of my beloved friend! 



Karen Anderson said...

For NOTHING is impossible with GOD!!!! He is not tied to any circumstance, any economy, any diagnosis. He is not limited by anything! He is the great I AM!!!

Thank you for sharing the wisdom God gives, Christine and Amy.

Lisa Lindquist said...

We are on our knees on behalf of you, Amy, and your family. God will be your comfort and your shield.

kpiecora said...

Lifting Amy and her family up in prayer. God IS bigger than any circumstance! And He is our HOPE!

Jeremiah 29;11 "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."