Coping With Hope
One of the key aspects of our family battling cancer has been our faith. We are dedicated faith filled Christians. We have found that through Jesus Christ we are able to have the strength to Cope with Cancer. Whether you are lucky and have a great support system of family and friends as I do, or there is an absence of these, you are never alone with God by your side.
We are not mad at God because God didnít cause my cancer to return. We do believe he is allowing it so that my husband and I can be used for his higher purpose. So if you, a friend, or family member is dealing with cancer and it is taking its toil on you, try changing your thinking. Instead of being angry or trying to figure out why you are being punished seek Godís wisdom and higher purpose for your struggle. Try turning your tragedy into triumph.
Remember you can control your Outlook, because God is control of your Outcome!
Being a Christian doesnít automatically make your Cancer go away, exempt you from pain and sickness, or exclude you from any of the other unpleasant things that go with this disease. What it does do is cause you to have hope, security, and peace that can come only from knowing God and trusting in him. This allows you to be in Control of your Outlook because you know he is in control of your Outcome. Thus, your life does not become defined by Cancer where it totally occupies you physically and emotionally. It allows you to treat Cancer as an uninvited guest so that you do not allow it to take up permanent residence in your soul.
As a faith filled family, there are a number of promises we have found in Godís word that comfort us and help us to understand more about what we are dealing with. We would like to share those with each of you at this site. The first one from Philippians is our anchor verse and lets us know that regardless of our circumstance we can be content because God gives us strength. We hope these verses inspire and provide hope regardless of what your circumstances are.
I am not saying this because I am in need for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
1 Peter 3:15
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. In my Fatherís house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place I am going.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you
1 Peter 5:7
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Scriptures Submitted by Our Audience
Many in our audience have shared with us inspirational scriptures that have helped them get through tough times dealing with Cancer. As a result, we have added this section where we will post meaningful scriptures submitted by our viewers. Should you feel you wish to share more, we would also like to know the circumstances in which this scripture helped you get through that trying time. We keep the identify of our viewers private by only posting first names along with the scripture and the story. Click the link below to submit.