"Praise be to the God... of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have
received from God."
(2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4)
My cancer treatment lasted nine months. It was unpleasant, but I clung tenaciously to God’s Word. Afterward, I wanted to remember that it wasn’t all bad. I made a list of the ten best things about having cancer. For example, dozens of people expressed their care with cards and prayer support. I didn’t know I had that many friends! I found I looked okay in a wig. I discovered that that my husband was an excellent caregiver.
But do you know what was the best thing of all? I saw firsthand that God never leaves me or forsakes me (Joshua 1:9). His words echoed through my mind while the chemo drugs slowly dripped into my veins, and while the radiologist painstakingly “tattooed” me so that the radiation would go to precisely the same spot all 35 times.
God comforted me with His Word. Jesus said, “My prayer is not for them [the disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message” (John 17:20). That means you and me! Often through our most fiery trials, He equips us to
2 Corinthians 1:3-7
DURING HARD TIMES, GOD TRAINS AND TEACHES US SO WE CAN HELP OTHERS LATER.
Bible In A Year
- Joshua 17-18
- Psalm 105
- Romans 3-4