When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I received a lot of advice. Everyone seemed to have different suggestions and ideas to share with me, and many of them were helpful. However, the best advice I received came from two wonderful, wise, Christian women. Their words of wisdom guided me in the way I approached my breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and healing. And it is their words I want to share with you today, hoping that they will also help you in your cancer journey.
Don’t Think of It As a Fight Against Breast Cancer
One of the first messages I received was from my friend Llyona, and her words immediately touched my heart. I knew God was speaking directly to me through her.
“God’s love and healing light flooding every cell in your body with life-giving power. That’s what I am going to focus on.”
“Hey. The Lord has been talking to me all afternoon. He said not to look at this as a fight against cancer. What you fight, you draw to yourself. The 91st Psalm says – He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty whose power no foe you can withstand. Cool, huh? He said to ask Him to heal this, which I’m sure you already have. Then, ask him to dissolve any negative thoughts and emotions that may be hidden that could cause dis-ease and replace them with His Spirit. Ask for them to be revealed so you can make changes in your perspective or circumstances and, of course, ask forgiveness.”
“Then give everything to him – your life, body, thoughts, and feelings and rest in His love. Focus only on Him, loving Him, thanking Him for the healing already completed, praising Him, trusting Him. Ask for all your fear to be removed and stand boldly in His Healing Presence and Grace. Tell Him you only want His will and His way for your life and ask for Him to totally orchestrate your treatment. Then see yourself get out of the boat and walk on that water in perfect faith right to Him with outstretched arms. He will catch you, I swear, and then hold His hand and never let go trusting Him completely. God is HUGE, and He loves you completely.”
Let the Lord Fight This Cancer Battle For You
A few days after this message, I received a beautiful card from my cousin, Kim, a cancer survivor. On the front of the card was the Bible verse that had meant the most to her during her cancer journey, Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
I’d never noticed this verse in the Bible before, so I read the 14th chapter of Exodus for context. Moses was leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Pharoah and his great army were pursuing them from behind, and ahead of the Israelites was the sea. It looked bleak for the Israelites. And, they were terrified.
But Moses tells them not to be afraid. But instead to stand firm, and you will see the deliverance He will bring….The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
And God did. He parted the red sea, and the Israelites were able to escape.
Through Llyona and Kim’s messages, the Lord showed me how He wanted me to approach my cancer journey.
Why “Don’t Fight Your Cancer” Is The Best Advice I Received After Being Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
I chose not to fight my cancer. I knew I couldn’t battle this unseen enemy in my body, but God could. He who made me knew what He needed to do to heal me and make me healthy again.
Instead, I turned my thoughts and focus towards Him. I spent more time reading my Bible, praying, and asking Him to show me areas of my life I needed to change. I memorized my Bible Verses on hope and healing (my promises from God) and listened to my playlist of songs about hope and healing.
And on those tough, difficult days when the side effects of chemo or radiation treatments left me feeling sick, puny, and exhausted, I trusted God was healing me of this disease.
By doing this, a fantastic thing happened. I had a peace I’d never felt before. I’m not saying there weren’t tough times or that I wasn’t afraid at times. Going through cancer is one of the toughest things I’ve ever gone through. It’s hard. But through it all, there was the assurance that no matter what, God was in control, and He would see me through it.
So, if you are facing a cancer diagnosis, I encourage you to place this struggle in God’s hands and allow Him to fight the battle for you.
And, please feel free to email me or leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you and pray for you as you go through this journey.