November 12, 2015

Read John 9:1-12
“I had a biopsy for a lump in my breast. The doctor said there was definitely c. (I can't even spell it out yet).” 
“C” seems to be one of the devil’s favorite offensive tools. I suppose he thinks we will turn against our Lord. Some do. But, over and over I’ve heard friends and family talk about how grateful they were for the disease that brought them closer to Him. They learned to walk in dependence on Him every day. They had the opportunity to tell others how it is that they could face such an uncertain future with hope. They’ve had the chance to comfort and encourage those facing the same frightening circumstances. Paul said that God comforts us so that we can comfort others with the same comfort we received. What a blessing to be able to share in such a meaningful way!
In the face of affliction, we have the opportunity to showcase the mighty works of our great God. I really don’t like to play the “what if” game, but I need to decide now, when I am healthy, how I will behave if I receive a diagnosis I didn’t want to hear. Will I blame God and run from Him, or will I draw near to Him and allow Him to display His works in me?